Many building types exist that the modern hospitality industry has not yet adapted for its purposes: treehouses, prisons, cranes, lighthouses and abandoned railway coaches. In the Erlenmatt-Ost district of Basel, the reinforced concrete vessels of a former cocoa and grain silo now offer guests a place for an overnight stay. Breakfast is served in the restaurant beneath the silo hoppers. The concrete maintenance walkway and the metal loading chutes, which had formerly been in use to move stored goods, are still visible on the roof level. In 1912 art deco architect Rudolf Sandreuter, commissioned by the Basel storage corporation, created the silo building. It is one of the few remaining artefacts of a freight train station that the former German Reichsbahn and later Bundesbahn operated here, in Basel’s north, near the Swiss-German border.