A luscious former cemetery, later transformed into a park with an arboretum hides a series of follies within wild bushes: a music pavilion, a memorial sculpted by Auguste Bartholdi, and a small funerary chapel. The latter was originally the gardener’s house next to a big chapel by Melchior Berri, which was later destroyed. Neo-Gothic windows transformed into baroque arches still trace the hectic past of the small structure which was used for storage after the eviction of the cemetery. This project won the competition (in collaboration with Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten and the artist Erik Steinbrecher) by proposing to free the park of the bushes between the tree trunks in order to allow more presence to the follies. The view reaches to the surrounding buildings, which thus become the park’s new borders. New paths were arranged to rationalize the flow of people walking to or from Basel’s main station between the trees, sculptures and pavilions. At the periphery of the park, the little storage facility was transformed into a café and thus became an urban spot. Inside, an in situ concrete bar pays tribute to the then ruinous state of the building. Its fragmented atmosphere is respected by leaving its historical traces but also by adding new ones, like closing up existing windows. In order to improve its relation to the park, a big round opening was cut out in the southern wall. The circle lines up next to the other variously shaped openings and keeps the wall’s structural integrity unharmed, as well as providing the structure with a modern generosity. By means of this out-of-scale eye, the café integrates into the category of the folly with simplicity and laconicism. The round hole is reflected in a white garden hedge encircling wild grasses. Erik Steinbrecher’s work schematises a tamed wildness, which is intentionally not achieved in the little café.