Tying it all together.

The leading trade fair for the construction and real estate industry in Switzerland.


Master builders are creating a spectacular presentation with a tower, and ten young bricklayers are competing for tickets to the final.

Swissbau and bauenschweiz, as the umbrella organisation for the Swiss construction industry, warmly invite you to the opening ceremony for Swissbau and to the “Tour d’horizon” on Messeplatz/Exhibition Square.


The forest provides the tree – the tree provides the wood – and the wood is used to make the house. The “woodpassage”, an outdoor wooden sculpture, conveys this process to the centres of Europe in an impressive manner. Guided Tours

In cooperation with Swissbau, is offering guided tours for professionals from the architecture and construction sectors.

SECURITY Congress 2020 in parallel to Swissbau – continuing education with practical security information

The SECURITY Congress 2020 comprises five half-day modules and is being staged in the Congress Center Basel from 14 to 16 January 2020, in parallel to Swissbau.

Tiny House

New housing types, the addition of extra storeys, small plots of land and the scarcity of energy resources – the “Tiny House” from Holzbau Schweiz takes up these challenges – and naturally in wood. 

Expedition cabin XE417

Rear cabins for expedition vehicles are generally made of steel/aluminium or GRP. This project shows that lightweight cabins with outstanding physical characteristics can be achieved through the constructive use of wood.

Lotti, the BIM cow

With her back rising almost 3 m above the ground, Lotti stands there in all her beauty and colouring. She is an ambassador for all the positive aspects of digitisation. In 2019, 150 companies in the timber industry participated in the future options opened up by digital construction.

Prix Lignum special exhibition

The aim of the Prix Lignum is to publicise and promote trend-setting work with wood. The prize was awarded at the end of September 2018 for the fourth time since 2009, taking in the whole of Switzerland.

Foundation Award Presentation 2020

Come to the 10th public presentation of the Foundation Award at Swissbau! This festive occasion not only honours three of Switzerland’s architects’ offices with the most promising futures but, this year, is also giving young architects a platform at Swissbau that will enable them to speak about their hopes and dreams.

Wanted – the best single-family house and the best conversion

Swissbau has traditionally been the platform used by “Das Ideale Heim” and “Umbauen + Renovieren” magazines to present their renowned architecture prizes to a wide public. The jury of experts has sat: on Stand F11 in Hall 2.2 you can immerse yourself in the ten projects nominated for “The best single-family house” and “The best conversion”. Let yourself be inspired and place your vote for the winner to be chosen by the public.

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