Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Aerial Site
Aerial Site

The World Health Organization (WHO, the Commissioning Organization) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. On 23 June 2014, WHO launched an international, two-stage architectural design competition for the extension and redevelopment of WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

Lomocubes / Motta Papiani Architetti

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
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5.5m x 5.5m / LVPH

01:00 - 14 July, 2014
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© Jérôme Humbert

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Community Centre for Evangelical Reformed Church in Würenlos / Menzi Bürgler Architekten

01:00 - 13 July, 2014

2db Transformation Residential House / Dubail Begert Architectes

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
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Humanitarium / group8

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
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© Walter Mair

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TSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont / Dubail Begert Architectes

01:00 - 8 July, 2014

House in the March District / Kit Architects

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
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© Dominique Marc Wehrli

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Freudenau Mill / Furrer Jud Architekten

01:00 - 5 July, 2014
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© Benedikt Redmann

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EPFL QUARTIER NORD SwissTech Convention Center Retail and Student Housing / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

01:00 - 26 June, 2014
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Lussy Sport Hall / Virdis Architecture

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
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© Jantscher Thomas

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Reinstating the Relevance of Academic Journals: trans magazin

00:00 - 17 June, 2014
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Courtesy of trans magazine

trans magazin, a semi-annual journal published by the Department of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ, seeks to address "issues in architecture and urban development from a variety of perspectives." Managed by an independent student editorial team since 1997, the publication studies and discusses humanities, politics, philosophy and the arts. It is "a platform for interdisciplinary discourse" packaged in a beautifully printed, weighty periodical.

DEY House / Cagna + Wenger Architectes

01:00 - 15 June, 2014
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© Thomas Jantscher

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Hans Ulrich Obrist, Herzog & de Meuron, & Atelier Bow-Wow's "Stroll Through a Fun Palace" - Switzerland's Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 15 June, 2014
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© Nico Saieh

"We often invent the future with elements from the past."

From the Curators. Within the Biennale’s context of re-examining the fundamentals of architecture over the past century, the Swiss Pavilion focuses on the English architect Cedric Price (1925–2003) and the Swiss sociologist Lucius Burckhardt (1934–2003), two great visionaries whose work resonates with and continues to inspire the new generations of the 21st century.

Both were serial inventors. The trans-disciplinary cultural centre designed by Price, Fun Palace, for example, which was never realized, is emblematic of our own era. It lends itself more to the choreography of 21st century time-based exhibitions than to the object-based displays of the 20th century; it fosters a more communal experience, largely free to operate outside its material limits, and ventures into other realms of human experience. In Price’s own words, “a 21st century museum will utilize calculated uncertainty and conscious incompleteness to produce a catalyst for invigorating change whilst always producing the harvest of the quiet eye”.1

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BIG Designs Spiralling Museum for Swiss Watchmaker

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
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© BIG

Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet have announced BIG as the designers for an extension to their headquarters in Le Brassus, near Le Chenit. The design includes gallery spaces for a museum, work spaces and a guest house. Conceived as a spiralling glass pavilion embedded in the landscape, BIG's design - entilted Maison des Fondateurs - will take visitors on a narrative journey through the company's 139-year history.

More images after the break

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Video: Tamedia New Office Building / Shigeru Ban Architects

20:03 - 10 June, 2014

Occupying an existing footprint in the heart of Zurich, Shigeru Ban Architects' Tamedia headquarters is distinct for its stunning timber structure. Beyond the environmental benefits of using wood as the main structural material, the wood's visibility "gives a very special character and high quality spatiality to the working atmosphere," as Ban once described. Take a look in the Spirit of Space video above for a good understanding of what if feels like to be inside the space. 

Extension Railway Service Facility / EM2N

01:00 - 30 May, 2014
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© Roger Frei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Herdern, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, Christof Zollinger, Stefan Berle, Duarte Brito, Fabian Hörmann (Associate), Mathias Kampmann, Benjamin Nordmann
  • Area

    13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Loft B / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

01:00 - 21 May, 2014