your business playground – We enable experienced companies to act as fast, agile and creatively as successful start-ups.

We will support your team in Lean Start-Up or Design Thinking approaches. Whether you want to develop a (completely new) organizational unit with start-up characteristics, set up an innovation project or if you are looking for inspiration we are here to advise you how to best make it happen.


We approach innovation and transformation holistically and customise our offerings to best suit your needs through training methods, project support and creating work environments.




In our learninglabs you and your team will learn to understand and apply Design Thinking as a mindset, methodology and toolkit. You will explore the application of agile approaches to designing services, business models or products.

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Changing the way you approach complex strategic projects can be challenging; as coaches we can help create a clear path and purpose, combining an agile approach to your projects with a systemic view on the right levels for transforming your organisation.

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Innovative teams need a playing field that fosters creativity and provides a structure that allows ideas to fly. We design workspaces for innovation where minds, methods and materials come together in the right kind of physical, digital and mental space.

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Be inspired by our spaces available for rent.

We are happy to receive your room booking via e-mail


Some of the most frequently asked questions, already answered for you.

How do I find launchlabs?

You will find our premises in the lively Gundeldinger Feld, a listed building in a former industrial factory close to the main station Basel SBB. Detailed information, our address and directions with public transport or by car can be found here.

Is there any parking near launchlabs that I can use?

There are several parking spaces in the blue zone around the area. Alternatively, we recommend the Gundeli Park car park, which is only a 5-minute walk away. The Gundeldinger Feld as well as the access directly in front of our event hall is car-free and only accessible for deliveries.

How can I rent a room and how much does it cost?

Information about prices and equipment in the rooms can be found in the individual room descriptions on our website. We gladly accept booking inquiries by mail. If you have any special wishes or needs, please get in touch.

What infrastructure is available at launchlabs?

The event hall, as well as the other rooms, offer basic workshop equipment and event furniture, as well as appropriate technology. Details can be found in the respective room description or our factsheet. We are happy to show you how the technology systems work during a walk-through. We can also provide technical support during events at extra cost.

How do I access the rooms? Do I have to observe certain opening times?

With your booking we ensure you easy access to the premises. During regular office hours someone from the team is on site. At off-peak times and weekends, access is arranged by prior agreement.

Is the cleaning after the event included in the rental price?

All premises must be tidied up after use. The cleaning fee is CHF 250 and is not included in the rental price. We charge this fee for all-day events and events with more than 20 participants. You can find detailed information concerning the rental policies in our general terms and conditions.

When and where can I conveniently deliver goods for my event?

Deliveries are on weekdays until 11.00 am via the main entrance of the Areal at Dornacherstrasse 192. After 11.00 am access is via Bruderholzstrasse. This is restricted to vehicles of limited size (max. width of the passage: 2.80 m wide and 2.50 m high).

Who sets up the event and when is this possible?

The construction and dismantling of furniture can be done by yourself. If you wish us to take care of the assembly and dismantling for you, the cost will be reflective of time required.
The construction should preferably be made on the day of the event. Deliveries and collections the day before or after are only possible if there are no other bookings, or if existing bookings will not be disturbed.

What are your payment / cancellation policies?

You will be invoiced within 10 days of your event, payment is due within 10 days. For the hall space there is a cancellation fee of 50% when cancelled up to 4 weeks before the event date, 100% when cancelled up to 2 weeks before the event. You can find detailed information concerning the rental policies in our general terms and conditions.

What about catering for events?

For catering during your event we have a list of recommended caterers as well as those within the Gundeldinger Feld. For smaller events with a maximum of 12 participants, water, tea and coffee are included in the rental price. In addition, our kitchen is available for basic food preparation.

Can the launchlabs kitchen be used and what do I find in it?

Our kitchen is shared by all tenants. The following equipment is available:

  • Two sinks
  • Large fridge for sharing
  • Small dishwasher
  • A microwave

Please note that cutlery, dishes, glasses, tablecloths, etc. are not available and must be brought by the respective caterer.

Is there accommodation for myself and/or the participants of my event close by?

Nearby there are several different classes of accommodation. Directly on the areal you will find the Basel Backpack Lodge. The Apaliving Budget Hotel, IBIS Basel Bahnhof and IBIS City are also nearby. If you are looking for hotels with a higher standard in the city of Basel, we recommend the Au Violon, the Hotel Krafft in Kleinbasel and the Teufelhof.



We are looking forward to getting to know you.

launchlabs (Schweiz) GmbH
Gundeldinger Feld
Hall 8
Dornacherstrasse 192
4053 Basel


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