The story of cacao beans

In 1912, on land that at the time was part of the German freight depot, the Basler Lagerhausgesellschaft built a silo, as it was in the heart of a key trade route for cocoa beans And that was the start of the exciting history of the former grain storage warehouse...


The Stiftung Habitat undertook a careful renovation in 2018 that took into account the original structure of the building. The work was done by the Architekturbüro Harry Gugger. The Silo opened in 2020 as a meeting and gathering place. The renovation was award a prize.

Together in Silo

Work and community come together here. Numerous people work on their ideas and products in the studios. Silo supports a careful development of the building and the neighborhood. Silo’s doors are open for everyone to promote a sense of community and the exchange of ideas.