Behind the facade of the police station on Bahnhofquai hides a work of art of national importance, which is also open to the public: the masterpiece which lights up the walls and arched ceiling in warm red-gold tones was created between 1923 and 1925 by Augusto Giacometti from Bregaglia.
When the municipal architect Gustav Gull converted the former orphanage on Bahnhofquai into the town hall at the beginning of the 20th century, he saved space by transforming the former cellar into the entrance hall. In order to counteract the gloomy lighting conditions, he commissioned the artist Augusto Giacometti from Bregaglia to design the room.
From 1923, he worked with warm colours on the ornaments and scenic pictures for two years and created a unique, vibrant space which is affectionately known as the "Blüemlihalle" [flower hall] by the locals because of its many flower-like patterns. Since its restoration in 2000, the work is resplendent with a fresh shine once again and can be admired daily from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. upon presentation of an identity card.