Residential Buiding in Sarnen / Durrer Architekten

09:00 - 12 November, 2015
© Martin Wittwer
© Martin Wittwer

© Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer © Martin Wittwer +32

Swiss Students Design a Floating Pavilion on Lake Zurich for Manifesta 11

04:00 - 12 November, 2015
Rendering of of 'Pavilon of Reflections'. Image © ETH Studio Emerson
Rendering of of 'Pavilon of Reflections'. Image © ETH Studio Emerson

Manifesta—a nomadic, European biennial of contemporary art which "responds to the new social, cultural and political reality that developed in the aftermath of the Cold War"—emerged in the 1990s. For the eleventh incarnation of the event, which will take place in Zurich during the summer of 2016, Studio Tom Emerson have developed designs for a floating island which "will constitute a new temporary landmark in the city." Located on Lake Zurich and hosting an open-air cinema and integrated swimming pool, the Pavillon of Reflections will act as the central node for the 100-day festival. Designed and realised by a team of thirty students from ETH Zurich, the pavilion aims to offer a space for dialogue and reflection on the specific artworks created for the biennial.

Chalet, Val D’hérens / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

05:00 - 11 November, 2015

Fernando Guerra Wins Arcaid Award for World's Best Building Image

12:06 - 6 November, 2015
Winner: EPFL Quartier Nord (Ecublens, Switzerland) / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés'. Image © Fernando Guerra
Winner: EPFL Quartier Nord (Ecublens, Switzerland) / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés'. Image © Fernando Guerra

Fernando Guerra's stunning image of Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés' EPFL Quartier Nord in Ecublens, Switzerland, has won the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award. Announced at the ongoing World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore, the image was selected by a panel of judges for its ability to "translate the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions."

"The architecture itself is the focus and the image regarded only as the medium. The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award aims to put the focus onto the skill and creativity of the photographer," said the Award's organizers.

Each shortlisted image was judged on the merits of the photography for composition, sense of place, atmosphere and use of scale; Guerra had the highest scoring image overall. 

"The high level of photography has made it a very difficult the task to choose the winners. The most important thing for us has been the concept and atmosphere of the images. How they have been perceived and expressed through the creativity and inspiration of the photographer," said architects and jury members Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga.

The runners up included...

obha / RBA Architekten

15:00 - 4 November, 2015

News from Nowhere: Zürich Laboratory

19:30 - 27 October, 2015
The Mobile Agora from the "News from Nowhere" exhibition. Image by Urban-Think Tank at ETH Zürich
The Mobile Agora from the "News from Nowhere" exhibition. Image by Urban-Think Tank at ETH Zürich

The Korean artists, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho have teamed up with the design collective, Urban-Think Tank, based at ETH Zürich, to launch the newest version of the ongoing project, “News from Nowhere.” Past versions have appeared in documenta (13) in Kassel and the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 2013. The “News from Nowhere: Zürich Laboratory” establishes an interdisciplinary and participatory platform to discuss the urgent social, political and economic issues. Located in the Migros Museum for Gegenwartskunst, the “News from Nowhere” exhibition brings together artists, architects, designers, scientists, and documentarians in order to discuss issues facing contemporary society. 

Double Pre-School Facility / Singer Baenziger Architects

09:00 - 24 October, 2015
© Christian Senti
© Christian Senti

© Christian Senti © Christian Senti © Christian Senti © Christian Senti +22

House at the Lake of Constance / Tom Munz Architekt

04:00 - 23 October, 2015
© Katia Rudnicki
© Katia Rudnicki

© Katia Rudnicki © Katia Rudnicki © Katia Rudnicki © Katia Rudnicki +14

Kindergarten and Crèche / Pierre-Alain Dupraz

02:00 - 21 October, 2015

Rocksresort / Domenig Architekten

05:00 - 18 October, 2015
Courtesy of Domenig Architekten
Courtesy of Domenig Architekten

Courtesy of Domenig Architekten Courtesy of Domenig Architekten Courtesy of Domenig Architekten Courtesy of Domenig Architekten +14

Apartment House in Pregassona / Architetti Pedrozzi & Diaz Saravia

05:00 - 9 October, 2015
© Pino Brioschi
© Pino Brioschi

© Pino Brioschi © Pino Brioschi © Pino Brioschi © Pino Brioschi +7

Aires Mateus Wins Competition to Design New Pôle Muséal of Lausanne

14:00 - 5 October, 2015
© Aires Mateus
© Aires Mateus

A jury led by David Chipperfield, Kengo Kuma and Pôle Muséal Support Foundation President Olivier Steimer has announced Aires Mateus & Associados winner of an international competition to design the new Pôle Muséal of Lausanne. The Portuguese architects, chosen over 20 other practices, were lauded by the jury for designing a proposal that was "coherent, simple and bright."

Their design, "One museum, two museums" is comprised as a single exterior shell made up of two parts: the Musée de l’Elysée (Museum of Photography) and mudac (Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts). Both museums are connected by a shared entrance that "forms a natural extension to the public esplanade." By 2020, the design will be realized, transforming a former railroad site into a premier section of the city's art district. 

Zellwegerpark Uster / Herzog & de Meuron

09:00 - 4 October, 2015
© Erica Overmeer
© Erica Overmeer
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architect in Charge

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger
  • Associate, Project Director

    Michael Fischer
  • Associate, Project Managers

    Alexander Franz
  • Project Manager

    Salomé Gutscher
  • Project Team

    Nathalie Birkhäuser, Alen Guberinic, Emmanuel Guilloux, Vasilis Kalisperakis, Beatus Kopp, Aron Lorincz, Christian Schmitt, Eric Stutz, André Vergueiro, Miriam Waltz, Christoph Wassmann, Romy Weber
  • Area

    6400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer +7

Residential and Commercial Building Messer / ssm architekten

05:00 - 4 October, 2015
© Alexander Gempeler
© Alexander Gempeler

© Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler +28

Kreuzbühl School Extension / Fischer Architekten

02:00 - 3 October, 2015
© Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner +11

Chetzeron Hotel / Actescollectifs Architectes

05:00 - 30 September, 2015

Sonnenhof Residential Complex / Fischer Architekten

02:00 - 30 September, 2015
© Michael Egloff
© Michael Egloff

© Michael Egloff © Michael Egloff © Michael Egloff © Michael Egloff +14

Le Gazouillis Day Nursery Refurbishment / Omar Trinca

05:00 - 24 September, 2015
© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +28