Restoration and repurposing of the Aktienmühle flour mill, Basel
Closed down in 2004, the old Aktienmühle mill had provided the region with flour for over 100 years. The mill complex is on the Canton Basel-Stadt inventory of listed buildings. The Habitat Foundation acquired the mill in 2010, undertaking to conserve its heritage significance. The buildings have never been rehabilitated and so are only of very limited fitness for use. Over the next few years, the mill building, gatehouse and outside areas are to be restored in stages in line with future tenants' needs. Starting with the main building, work on preparing the Aktienmühle for long-term use by small traders and for leisure activities is scheduled to start in 2014. The tradespeople are to be located in the mill building.