The Swiss firm of Christ & Gantenbein Architekten has steadily won renown both at home and abroad. Their work betrays an interest in complex spaces, geometries and surface patterns that hints at an interest in Baroque architecture. Although their work does not directly refer to the architecture of the Baroque as such, the architects have in the past made serious attempts to study the period. Play is a crucial factor in understanding their work. Most of their projects start out with a rigorous set of rules in term of organization, but these are then followed by a playful use of connotations and transformations. Their work, as illustrated by the VoltaMitte complex in Basel, betrays the fun the architects have in bending, breaking and stretching these rules. The Baroque aspect of their work shines through in the resulting light, playful tone of some of their projects.