The concert hall was designed by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron for the organizers of the Jura Mountains Early Music Festival in the Franchconte department in southeastern France.
The structure will appear on an alpine meadow in the town of Coudeni. The lower (deepened into the ground) tier of the building is occupied by an amphitheater for 700 spectators, higher - on the first, fully glazed floor - there is a foyer. The pyramidal roof is supposed to be covered with turf.
The inner surfaces of the walls will be covered with wooden panels, and the outside will be decorated with shingles. The cost of the "Jura Auditorium" is 13 million euros.
In Basel, Herzog & de Meuron, the city authorities commissioned the reconstruction of the commercial fair complex. Their project is called "Fair Center Basel 2012". It includes the completion of the existing Pavilion 1 with a three-story building, as well as the construction of a four-story exhibition complex on the site of the existing Pavilion 3. A multifunctional hall for holding social events is planned on its ground floor. The new pavilions will be connected by a two-story bridge, under which another public space will be formed with various uses. After completion of construction works worth $ 225 million, the exhibition complex will have 150,000 sq. M. m area. This is 11,000 less than it is now, but it will be more efficiently distributed, and this disadvantage is compensated by the possibility of widespread use of multi-storey exhibition stands.
Also among the positive aspects should be mentioned the great compactness of the new complex and the flexibility of its layout.