5.5m x 5.5m / LVPH

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Architects: LVPH
Location: Fribourg,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jérôme Humbert, Courtesy of

New Theater Equilibre / Dürig AG

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Architects: Dürig AG
Location: , Switzerland
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Dürig AG

Dominique Perrault Wins Competition for Esplanade Tower in Fribourg

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Dominique Perrault Architecture, the French practice recently awarded with the opportunity to build a tower called The Blade in Seoul as part of Daniel Libeskind’s master plan, has now been announced as winner of a concept/construction international competition for the Esplanade Tower in downtown , Switzerland.  The high rise is part of regeneration project of the Swiss Federal Railways at the site of the former Pilettes Station.

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In Progress: New Theater Equilibre / Dürig AG

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Architects: Dürig AG
Location: , Switzerland
Photographs: Courtesy of Dürig AG

The project is the result of a competition won in 2001 for a new theater in the city center of Fribourg. The project will be completed at the end of 2011 and its auditorium is going to provide 700 seats for spectators.

Swiss contemporary architecture week

From april 18 to april 26, 2009, Swiss Association of Engineers and Architects (SIA) organizes the Contemporary Architecture Week. All along the week, visits to more than 100 contemporary buildings will be organized and led by each building’s author. In the same days, a series of conferences will be held in Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg and Bern. The list of all visits and conferences can be downloaded here and here.