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S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum

Access for All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures

Today: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

20 March 2021 - 15 August 2021

An exhibition by the Architecture Museum of the TU Munich adapted and expanded by S AM together with the Institute of Architecture FHNW.

For decades, the Brazilian metropolis of São Paulo has seen investments in architectural infrastructures that help alleviate its lack of public space and fulfill a growing need for public spaces with cultural, recreational, and athletic functions. ‹Access for All› provides an in-depth look at these various buildings, public spaces, and infrastructures at different scales and how they create inclusive places for São Paulo’s urban society. The projects are presented^with a focus on their program and day-to-day use, rather than their formal qualities, through newly commissioned photographs, films, plans, illustrations, models, and interviews, as well as archival documents. The emphasis is on how architecture weaves in and out of the city, as sidewalks merge into ramps and stairs, and at times reappear in the cityscape as elevated plazas or rooftop terraces.
The exhibition presents a fresh perspective on modern architecture in Brazil and sheds light on an urban building culture in which architecture not just dialogues with, but also actively shapes the city around it.

Admission: Pay what you wish!​

Curator: Daniel Talesnik
Curator Adaption S AM: Yuma Shinohara
Scenography: Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten

Swimming pool on the 13th floor – roof terrace of the SESC 24 de Maio, São Paulo © Ciro Miguel 2018

S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Steinenberg 7,  4051  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 8.30 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed

31 December 2021: Closed

01 January 2022: Closed


The S AM Swiss Architecture Museum – seeks to enlarge our perception of architecture and urbanism. International and thematic exhibitions at S AM emphasize the socio-political aspects of architectural discourse. Thus S AM aims to enrich the exchange of ideas on contemporary urban landscapes.


CHF 12.–/8.– incl. Kunsthalle Basel

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

colourkey Free admission


tram 2/3/8/10/11/14/15 > Bankverein, tram 6/10/16/17 > Theater



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