The Stadtcasino Basel dates to 1824, when it first opened, but its current facilities come from later: the 1876 Musiksaal, the Hans Huber Hall from 1905 and the Casino completed in 1939. Herzog & de Meuron, commissioned in 2012, restored and extended the two pieces "in the same neo-Baroque architectural tradition" of the 19th-century original designed by Johann Jakob Stehlin. The Musiksaal, home to the Basel Symphony Orchestra and a Swiss landmark, reopened in 2020.
Francesca Pompei is a photographer focused on arts and architectural images. She is member of the board of Italian Association of Professional Photographers-TAU Visual and she is represented by the Galerie Bruno Massa in Paris. Her photos have been featured in exhibitions such as Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Frieze Art Fair New York 2014,FOTOGRAFIA-Festival Internazionale Roma 2014, Art Fair Tokyo 2017, Architectural Digest Design Show New York 2018, Photokina 2018. Her works are on PhotoVogue, LensCulture, Art+Commerce Agency, Dodho and L’Oeil de la photographie.