Dr. Thomas Staehelin, President of the Board of Directors of uptownBasel, and Hans-Jörg Fankhauser, architect and site developer, lay the foundation stone of uptownBasel on 7 June 2019. Stéphane Schneider, CEO of Bouygues Energies & Services in Switzerland, is also on site. Stéphane Schneider speaks about the role of Bouygues E&S in the Basel region at a media conference attended by regional and national political celebrities.
What is uptownBasel?
On the 70 000 square meter Schoren site in Arlesheim (BL) - currently the largest construction site in the Basel region - uptownBasel is being built as a so-called Smart Manufacturing Hub. What does that mean? The site will create around 2000 jobs and accommodate 50 companies that will ensure mutual technology transfer in the areas of industry, digitization, innovation and resource efficiency. Topics such as sustainability and social responsibility are given high priority.