On the traffic node of the Aeschenplatz, Botta designed the half-circle Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) building, which is an architectural archetype common to the Mediterranean landscape. His design takes the form of a "Rundecke", a "rounded corner" set back from the street to avoid dominating the airy and open Aeschenplatz. The building has six stories above ground, hiding another six below.
- Commissioned by: Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), Basel
- Architect partner: Burkhardt + Partner
This image was taken in 2001 by John P. Schooley, FAIA, during the 'Berlin: Building the New City' tour. This tour was planned for architects and planners so that they could see first-hand how this once-divided city emerged from the Cold War to become a leading commercial and cultural center in Europe.
Keywords: UBS, Bank of the International Regulations. Submitted by John Schooley, FAIA.