Art Basel

Basel attendees need not wave goodbye to beach holidays with new Messe car park development

Organisers have transferred the atmosphere of Miami to Basel with the addition of a pool alongside the bar


For those needing to soak up some rays between the week’s downpours, look no further than the somewhat inauspicious site of the ninth floor of the multi-storey Messe car park situated opposite the fair. Here a bar-cum-beach, complete with swimming pool and sunloungers, has been recreated. This little piece of Miami in Basel has already provided a popular site for both the Scope and Volta parties, as well as attracting visits from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and supermodel Naomi Campbell, neither of whom, however, chose to sample the swimming pool…

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Life’s a (Basel) Beach'