Student Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
© Walter Mair
© Walter Mair

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Walter Mair +14

Bahnhofplatz Winterthur / Stutz Bolt Partner

01:00 - 13 May, 2014
© Michael Haug
© Michael Haug

© Michael Haug © Michael Haug © Michael Haug © Michael Haug +14

Villa Dind / Link architectes

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
© Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod

© Thomas Hämmerli © Thomas Hämmerli © Jay Louvion © Thomas Hämmerli +18

Steiner School / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
© Matthieu Gafsou
© Matthieu Gafsou

© Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou +16

Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects Open Days 2014

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
Villa Dind / Link Architectes / Photo by Lionel Henriod
Villa Dind / Link Architectes / Photo by Lionel Henriod

For three days, from May 9 to May 11, you'll be able to visit more than 300 works designed by SIA (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects) affiliated professionals. In many cases, it's the same architects and designers who worked on the projects the ones who'll be guiding the free tours. 

Helvetia Commissions Herzog & de Meuron to Extend Headquarters

01:00 - 28 April, 2014
Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron has been commissioned to design the fourth and final extension to Helvetia’s Head Office in St. Gallen. The new west wing will join three other structures, all of which share the same uniform facade treatment, to complete the insurance company’s headquarters and provide a prominent entrance, cafe, meeting rooms and additional office space.

3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne

00:00 - 22 April, 2014
Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.. Image © Google Earth
Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.. Image © Google Earth

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced 3XN as the winner of the competition to design the IOC's new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The decision to choose the Denmark-based firm over eleven other firms, including OMA, Toyo Ito, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College.

The 14,000 square meter Headquarters will be part of a greater 'Olympic campus' of administrative buildings, located on a 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva.

The entire shortlist and more from 3XN, after the break...

Roduit Studio / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

01:00 - 14 April, 2014

Roduit House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

01:00 - 11 April, 2014

Boisset House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +19

Casa C / Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

01:00 - 4 April, 2014

Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Grätzel façade. Image Courtesy of SwissTech Convention Center and Northern District
Grätzel façade. Image Courtesy of SwissTech Convention Center and Northern District

Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés' "ultramodern" SwissTech Convention Center opened its doors today. Housing a 3,000-seat modular amphitheater which can be converted from conference auditorium, to exhibition hall, to banquet room in only fifteen minutes, the convention center is the first large-scale convention hall to use EPFL's dye-sensitized solar cells (also known as Grätzel Cells). 

This latest addition to the campus's northern quarter already contains a collection of commercial stores and over 500 housing units. Its construction puts the finishing touch too what has been described as a "living campus where students can now stay on campus both night and day."

2LB House / Raphaël Nussbaumer Architectes

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
© Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod

© Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod +13

Savioz House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +22

Allianz Headquarters / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +49

Alpenblick Restaurant / Büning-Pfaue Kartmann Architekten

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
© Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Uetendorf, Stiftung U.-Berg, 3661 Uetendorf, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Kord Büning-Pfaue, Astrid Kartmann
  • Design Team

    Kord Büning-Pfaue, Astrid Kartmann; Ulrich Schindler (construction Site), Matej Draslar (CAD) Richard Kartmann (competition)
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Ruedi Walti

© Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti +19

Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 20 March, 2014
© Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou

© Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou +16

Venice Biennale 2014: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron Collaborate on Swiss Pavilion

00:00 - 18 March, 2014
Venice Biennale 2012: Switzerland Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
Venice Biennale 2012: Switzerland Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh

Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, has been chosen as curator for the Swiss pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Inspired by director Rem Koolhaas’ theme, “Fundamentals,” Obrist recalled the first architects he ever met, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, and invited them to collaborate on the exhibition. 

“When I was invited to do the pavilion, I thought working with [Herzog and de Meuron] fit in with the whole idea of the biennale this year – looking to the past, and using the past as a toolbox to create the future,” Obrist told ARTINFO UK.