The model of the city of Basel was crafted by Alfred Peter on a scale of 1:400, it is 250 x 280 cm in size. He had worked on the filigree model for seven years (1952–1959) thereby using cardboard, packing material and matchboxes. A bird’s eye view illustration of 1615 by the copperplate engraver Matthäus Merian the Elder served him as a basis for the model.
The visitors can highlight a certain historical site on the city model by touching the favoured target on the touchscreen. At that a point laser is put in motion to illuminate the place of interest on the model with a green beam of light.
Additional historical information, further texts and pictures can be called up on the touchscreen station, for example reports about the residents of the house or the building’s function.
In 2016 the interactive station belonging to it has been revised in terms of content and graphics.
Tweaklab was commissioned to implement the media technical planning and the installing of the interactive show revision, such as controlling and programming the two motors and the point laser. Furthermore, the entire user interface (GUI) of the two touchscreen stations assigned to Greater Basel and Lesser Basel have been reviewed, redesigned and reprogrammed.
Revision starting on 31.01.2016