Jurors Deny Support of Morphosis’ Vals Hotel Appointment

Therme / . Image © CC Flickr User Richard Tucker

A group of five high-profile jurors, lead by Louisa Hutton of Berlin-based Sauerbruch Hutton, have issued a statement through the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) denying any support of Morphosis’ appointment to design the 7132 Hotel in Vals, Switzerland. According to reports, the jury had “significant question marks” regarding the chosen design, ultimately leading to the high-profile competition’s termination when the jury failed to recommend a winner. This seems to be a result of the client and jury’s inability to find common ground.

Zürich Main Station / Dürig AG

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Architects: Dürig AG
Location: Main Station, 8001 Zürich,
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
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ruedi Walti

Espace St-Marc / Voltolini architectures SARL + Jean-Paul Chabbey

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Architects: Voltolini architectures SARL, Jean-Paul Chabbey
Location: 1934, Switzerland
Area: 4257.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jean-Pierre Boss

Morphosis Chosen to Design New Luxury Hotel in Vals

Therme Vals / Peter Zumthor. Image © CC Flickr User Richard Tucker

Morphosis Architects has been chosen ahead of Steven Holl, 6a Architects and four others in an international competition to design a new “7132 Hotel” in Vals, Switzerland. The 100-suite luxury hotel, planned to be built adjacent to Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals spa, is expected to be unveiled this Spring.

Commenting on their selection, Thom Mayne, Pritzker-prize laureate and founder of said, “We are thrilled about the jury’s decision and look forward to working with a visionary client to create a unique design that resonates with this incredible destination in the Alps.”

Conversion Hammergut / EM2N

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Architects: EM2N
Location: 6330 Cham,
Partners : Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
Project Leaders: Noémi Necker, Gerry Schwyter (associate), Michael Zürcher
Area: 7000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Simon Menges, Roger Frei

Antoine / BUREAU A

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Architects: BUREAU A
Location: Les Ruinettes, 1936 ,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Dylan Perrenoud

Trübel / L3P Architects

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Architects: L3P Architects
Location: 8157 Dielsdorf,
Area: 291.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Vito Stallone

St-Sulpice / FHV Architectes

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Architects: FHV Architectes
Location: Saint-Sulpice,
Design Team: Claudius Fruehauf, Guillaume Henry, Carlos Viladoms, Francesca Fraschini, Alberto Sols
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of FHV Architectes

Boissonnet Building / TRIBU architecture

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Architects: TRIBU architecture
Location: Chemin de Boissonnet, Lausanne,
Area: 1446.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Michel Bonvin

Richtiring Office Building / Max Dudler

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Architects: Max Dudler
Location: Wallisellen,
Design Team: Helene Bihlmaier, Merry Classen, Anne Gramatzki, Max Nalleweg, Luca Pessina, Tobias Schaer,
Helga Schützeichel, Markus Weissenmayer,
Pascal Glatz, Fabrice Passaplan, Franz Staeudinger, Larisa-Maria Vranceanu, Antonia Weyermann
Project Managers: Eva Hepke
Claudio Pasquini, Nicole Gamisch
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stefan Müller

Stone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects

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Architects: Gus Wüstemann Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Jan Kubasiewicz, Marta Balsera Goni, Eftychia Papathanasiou, Silvia Pujalte
Photographs: Bruno Helbling, homegate

Rogers Stirk Harbour’s Geneva Airport Design Receives Planning Permission

External view of Geneva East Wing at dusk. Image Courtesy of RBI-T consortium

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ (RSHP) design for the Geneva airport’s East Wing has received planning permission from the Federal Authorities in Switzerland. The 520 meter-long facility will connect to the airport’s existing terminal and includes additional Departures and Arrivals halls, contact stands and gate lounge seating as well as first class airlines lounges and technical basements, according to a press release.

Mühlestrasse Residential and Studio Building / AmreinHerzig

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Architects: AmreinHerzig
Location: Edlibach, 6313 , Switzerland
Architect In Charge: Pirmin Amrein, Claudio Herzig
Area: 320.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lucas Peters, Courtesy of

MLZD and Sollberger Bögli Win Competition to Design Lausanne Football Stadium

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MLZD and Sollberger Bögli Architekten have won an international competition to design a 12,000-seat Tuilière Lausanne Football Stadium in . The €70 million project is part of a larger redevelopment plan for northern Lausanne and will serve as the city’s main sporting venue upon completion in 2019.

Toni-Areal / EM2N

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Architects: EM2N
Location: Industriequartier Hard, Foerrlibuck Street 109, 8005 , Switzerland
Architects In Charge: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
Area: 125000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Simon Menges, Roger Frei

Zurich Zoo Foyer Renovation & Extension / L3P Architects

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Architects: L3P Architects
Location: Zürich, Zoo, 8044 ,
Architects In Charge: Martin Reusser, Boris Egli, Markus Müller, Frank Schäfer
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sabrina Scheja

Renovation and extension of the Baths of Géronde / NAU Architecture + Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten

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Architects: NAU Architecture, Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten
Location: Lac de Géronde, 3960 ,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Roger Frei

Villa M M / feliz Architects

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Architects: feliz Architects
Location: Malans,
Architects In Charge: Felix Held Dipl Arch ETH SIA
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ralph Feiner