Garden talk "Swim City Berlin" at Fluss Bad Garten: 29.07.2020, 6:30 pm, Finissage: 30.07.2020 Exhibition: 20.06. – 02.08.2020, Wed – Sun 3 – 8 pm

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The exhibition “Swim City” draws attention to a particular contemporary phenomenon in urban space: river swimming as a mass movement. Swiss cities have played a pioneering role in the development of this activity in the last few decades, gradually making the river accessible as a natural public space in the built environment. They are a model for other metropolises of how rivers can be reclaimed for the city in order to improve the urban quality of life in the long term.

River baths in Basel, Bern, Zurich and Geneva as well as projects in Berlin (Flussbad Berlin), Paris (Ilot Vert), Brussels (POOL IS COOL), London (Thames Baths), New York (+POOL) and Boston (Charles River Swimming Initiative) are presented.

An exhibition of the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel, curated by Barbara Buser, Andreas Ruby and Yuma Shinohara.

Take a look to “Swim City” – with this digital tour of the exhibition:

A Film by Fred Plassmann /

Side events
Garden talk “Swim City Berlin”
(in German)
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 6:30 pm, Flussbad Berlin e.V. invites you to a discussion with the Senator for Urban Development and Housing, Katrin Lompscher, about the future of the Spreekanal in view of its recent dedication as an “urban redevelopment area”. Andreas Ruby, director of the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel and curator of the exhibition, will then talk about what Berliners could learn from the Swiss.
Welcome: Matthias Böttger (Artistic Director DAZ)
Moderation: Dana Giesecke (FLUSS BAD BERLIN/FUTURZWEI)

Venue/ Registration:
FLUSS BAD GARTEN, Sperlingsgasse 1, Berlin-Mitte
Information about registration at the Flussbad Berlin

On July 30th, 2020 we will conclude the exhibition “Swim City” at the DAZ and talk about the phenomenon of river swimming.  Dr. Paul R. Seger, the Swiss ambassador in Federal Republic of Germany, and the director of the S AM, Andreas Ruby, will discuss what cities like New York and Brussels, but of course also Berlin, can learn from the Swiss. Tim Edler and Dana Giesecke of Fluss Bad Berlin will be speaking specifically about the potential of the Flussbad Berlin project for the development of the city’s historic centre. First, architect Astrid Sauerteig will give an insight into the developing bathing culture in Lucerne.

Lecture: Astrid Sauerteig, architect, Lucerne

In conversation:
Dr. Paul R. Seger, Swiss Ambassador in Federal Republic of Germany
Andreas Ruby, Director of the Swiss Museum of Architecture S AM and curator of “Swim City”
Tim Edler and Dana Giesecke, Fluss Bad Berlin e.V.
Matthias Böttger, Artistic director DAZ

The event is fully booked.

Flussbad tour
On July 19, 2020 at 3 pm there will be a FLUSS LAUF –  a guided walking tour (in German) about the Flussbad Berlin.
The tour is fully booked.

Architecture Exhibitions Weekend 
As part of the Architecture Exhibitions Weekend Berlin on 20 and 21 June, the exhibition will be open from 12 noon to 8 pm.


The exhibition section with the international projects was created in cooperation with the Future Architecture Platform, an association of European architectural institutions that promotes innovative positions in architecture and urban development.
Film installation: Jürg Egli
Photography: Lucía de Mosteyrín

The exhibition is supported by:
Swiss Embassy in the Federal Republic of Germany
Burckhardt+Partner Architects General planner

Foto: Leon Lenk
Exhibition „Swim City” at DAZ
Foto: Leon Lenk
Ausstellung „Swim City” im DAZ
Foto: Leon Lenk
Exhibition „Swim City” at DAZ
Foto: Leon Lenk
Exhibition „Swim City” at DAZ
Foto: Lucía de Mosteyrín Muñoz
Exhibition “Swim City” – river swimming