Daylight is an unwelcome guest at one of Switzerland’s largest event venues. As of recently, blackout fabric from the Oscuratinto Plus collection is being used to exclude the sun from events.
St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
Seiler Innenarchitekten GmbH, Basel / Texcon Fabrics AG, Altendorf, Switzerland
The St. Jakobshalle is regularly smartened up during the somewhat calmer summer months. The focus here is on the public area, with its four, room-height corner windows.
To create a more harmonious atmosphere inside the large hall, the walls were painted black, while the 30-yearold beige-coloured textiles were replaced by new fabrics.
The blackout curtains extend over a length of 35 metres and a height of 12 metres, with 20 tracks laid adjacent to each other.
The new “Blackbox” design allows event organisers more freedom in their lighting and colour schemes for the hall.