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Bahnhofplatz Winterthur / Stutz Bolt Partner

  • Architects: Stutz Bolt Partner
  • Location: Bahnhofplatz, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Structural Engineer: Dr. Schwartz Consulting, Zug
  • Steel Construction, Glazing And Facades: Tuchschmid, Frauenfeld
  • Client: City of Winterthur, Construction Department
  • Cost: 15 Mio. SFR (10 Mio. GBP, 12 Mio. Euro)
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Michael Haug

© Michael Haug © Michael Haug © Michael Haug © Michael Haug

Villa Dind / Link architectes

  • Architects: Link architectes
  • Location: 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Lionel Henriod, Thomas Hämmerli, Jay Louvion

© Thomas Hämmerli © Thomas Hämmerli © Jay Louvion © Thomas Hämmerli


  • Location: Route du Bois-Genoud 36, 1023 Crissier, Switzerland
  • Architect In Charge: Manuel Bieler, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, Laurent Saurer, Aude Mermier, Nicolas Willemet
  • Area: 1368.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Matthieu Gafsou

© Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou

Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects Open Days 2014

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

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

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 House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher

Boisset House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

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Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center

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

  • Architects: Raphaël Nussbaumer Architectes
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Project Team: Raphaël Nussbaumer, Frédéric Perone, Anjéla Aubert, Luis Antunes, Reto Oechslin, Davide Righenzi
  • Area: 320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Lionel Henriod

© Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod

Allianz Headquarters / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Richtistrasse 1, 8304 Wallisellen, Switzerland
  • Design Team: Wiel Arets, Felix Thies, Maik Ilmer
  • Area: 72000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Alpenblick Restaurant / Büning-Pfaue Kartmann Architekten

© Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti
  • Architects: Büning-Pfaue Kartmann Architekten
  • 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


  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Architects In Charge: Laurent Saurer, Manuel Bieler, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, Elsa Jejcic
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Mathieu Gafsou

© Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou

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

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.