/ 2022 / Architecture / Interior

Stadtcasino Basel

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Interior
  • Photographer
    Francesca Pompei
  • Website
    https://www.francescapompei.it
  • Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/francescapompei6/

The Stadtcasino, home to the Basel Symphony Orchestra, dates to 1824 but its current facilities come from later: the 1876 Musiksaal, the Hans Huber Hall from 1905 and the Casino in 1939.
In 2012 the famous archistars Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to restore and extend the interiors in the same neo-Baroque architectural tradition of the 19th-century original designed by Johann Stehlin.
The new Musiksaal reopened in 2020 but it was closed due to the Covid immediately after. From that moment, it has become one of the artistic Swiss landmarks basically unknown because of the pandemic.

Francesca Pompei, graduated with honour in Philosophy, is a photographer focused on arts and architectural images. She is a member of PhotoVogue and she is represented by the Art+Commerce Agency- PhotoVogue Collection New York. Among the artists selected to celebrate the Italy’s Republic Day 2020 and 2021, her work is online on LensCulture, blink, Dodho, L’Oeil de la photographie, Saatchi Art, Aesthetica, All About Photo, OpenEye, Glamour Affair, Artribune, Il Giornale dell’Architettura, Exibart,Fondo Malerba, Iconic Artist Magazine, Aesthetics of Photography, Perimetro and Better Photography.

Awards 2022
FAPA-Fine Art Photography Awards
Nominee in Architecture Professional

Urbanautica Institute Awards 2021
Special mention in Representations of space, architecture and conflicts

LICC-London International Creative Competition
Finalist in Professional-Shoot

TIFA-Tokyo International Foto Awards
Gold Winner in Professional: Architecture Category

Siena International Photo Awards 2022
Finalist

2021
ND Neutral Density Photography Awards 2021
Honorable mention in Professional: Architecture, Other category

IPA-International Photography Awards 2021
Honorable mention in Professional: Architecture, Other

The Motif Collective-Symmetry
Finalist

New Buildings 2021 prize
Winner

LensCulture Street Photography Award 2021
Top-notch entry

Fotografia Al Femminile Bresciani Visual Art
Finalist

URBAN 2021 Photo Awards
Selected artist

Lens Culture Critics’s Choice 2021
Top-notch entry

HIPA Award
Finalist

FAPA-Fine Art Photography Awards
Nominee in Architecture Professional

APA-Annual Photography Award
Honorable mention in Architecture

Aesthetica Art Prize
Selected artist

Siena International Photo Awards 2021
Finalist

LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2021
Top-notch entry

Best of Houzz 2021
Photographer selected by the community

The Motif Collective-Minimalism
Finalist

2020
IPA-International Photography Awards 2020
Honorable mention in Professional: Editorial/Press, Contemporary issues

PHOTO IS:RAEL’s International Photography Festival
Selected artist

The Motif Collective-Architecture
Finalist

Trieste Photo Days 2020
Selected artist

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2020
Honorable mention in Fine Art- Architecture

MIFA-Moscow International Foto Awards
Bronze medal in the Editorial-Political category

Siena-Creative Photo Awards
Finalist

APA-Annual Photography Awards
Honorable Mention in the Photojournalism category

Aesthetica Art Prize
Selected artist

The Motif Collective-Minimalism
Finalist