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Dürig AG Designs Student Housing for University of Lausanne

08:00 - 4 July, 2015
Dürig AG Designs Student Housing for University of Lausanne, Courtesy of Dürig AG
Courtesy of Dürig AG

Dürig AG has won a competition to design a new Student Housing building for the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Dubbed Vortex, the residential building will house 1,350 students and is also a candidate for the Athletes Village for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. For this reason, the design of the building includes a common path that spirals from the ground floor to the rooftop, creating a distinct social atmosphere that caters to students and athletes.

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Zürich Main Station / Dürig AG

01:00 - 11 February, 2015
Zürich Main Station / Dürig AG, © Ruedi Walti
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zurich Main Station, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Baumann Armin, Brantschen Armin, Breckner Irene, Buckingham Bruce, Cornuz Gilbert, Domagalski Joanna, Dürig Jean-Pierre, Dürr Judith, Fitzi Otto, Handte Sandra, Isler Dominik, Kaufmann Isabelle, Kempf Simon, Kimmig Bettina, Kitanishi Luiza, Labhart Katharina, Laue Sacha, Noe Tobias, Ramser Benedict, Simic Sandra, Trottmann Simone, Wengle Martin
  • Area

    95000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
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Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Dürig AG

00:00 - 16 October, 2013
Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Dürig AG, Courtesy of Dürig AG
Courtesy of Dürig AG

Another noteworthy proposal for the Central Mosque of Pristina in Kosovo; this time, from Zurich-based architecture firm, Dürig AG. They envision the new mosque as an interplay between the individual and the community. "Mosques are places of worship for the Islamic community where the single believer joins a larger body for the ceremonial act of worship and prayer." Singular elements combine to make a larger, more meaningful, whole. "Thus, [our proposal] stands as a materialized representation for the individual within the Islamic community of Kosovo."

Natural daylight softly descends through the modulated plenum, creating a uniform prayer hall. Perforations throughout the facade and interior wooden panels enable a visual transparency that, Dürig AG expects, should spawn a dialogue between individuals inside the mosque and pedestrians in the city.

New Theater "Equilibre" / Dürig AG

02:00 - 17 October, 2012
New Theater "Equilibre" / Dürig AG , Courtesy of Dürig AG
Courtesy of Dürig AG

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Area

    5000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

Heerenschürli Sports Facilities / Dürig AG + Topotek 1

01:00 - 17 February, 2011
Heerenschürli Sports Facilities / Dürig AG + Topotek 1, © Hanns Joosten
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Helen Keller Strasse 20, 8051 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architects

    Dürig AG
  • Landscape Architects

    Topotek 1
  • Client

    The City of Zürich, represented by: Grün Stadt Zürich, Immobilien-Bewirtschaftung, Amt für Hochbauten
  • Area

    100200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs