Bahnhofplatz Winterthur / Stutz Bolt Partner

© Michael Haug

Architects: Stutz Bolt Partner
Location: Bahnhofplatz, ,
Cost: 15 Mio. SFR (10 Mio. GBP, 12 Mio. Euro)
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Haug

Villa Dind / Link architectes

© Lionel Henriod

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

Steiner School / LOCALARCHITECTURE

© Matthieu Gafsou

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

Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects Open Days 2014

Villa Dind / / Photo by Lionel Henriod

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.

The 2014 edition will feature a wide range of projects, from affordable single homes to transportation systems, hiking trails, a shoe factory or the new building of the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern in Olten. More information on all the projects available for visit can be found at www.journees-sia.ch.

Helvetia Commissions Herzog & de Meuron to Extend Headquarters

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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

Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in , Switzerland.. Image Courtesy of Google Earth

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 .

The entire shortlist and more from 3XN, after the break…

Roduit Studio / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: , Switzerland
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Roduit House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: , Switzerland
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Boisset House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Le Biolley, , Switzerland
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Casa C / Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

© José Hevia

Architects: Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten
Location: ,
Area: 244.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Hevia, Courtesy of Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center

Grätzel façade. Image Courtesy of SwissTech Convention Center and Northern District

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

© Lionel Henriod

Architects: Raphaël Nussbaumer Architectes
Location: Geneva,
Project Team: Raphaël Nussbaumer, Frédéric Perone, Anjéla Aubert, Luis Antunes, Reto Oechslin, Davide Righenzi
Area: 320 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lionel Henriod

Allianz Headquarters / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Richtistrasse, , Switzerland
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Felix Thies, Maik Ilmer
Area: 72,000 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Savioz House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

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Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Giète Délé, 1966 ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Alpenblick Restaurant / Büning-Pfaue Kartmann Architekten

© Ruedi Walti

Architects: Büning-Pfaue Kartmann Architekten
Location: Uetendorf, Stiftung U.-Berg, 3661 Uetendorf,
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
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ruedi Walti

Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE

© Mathieu Gafsou

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

House in Balsthal / PASCAL FLAMMER

© Ioana Marinescu

Architects: PASCAL FLAMMER
Location: , Switzerland
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu

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

Venice Biennale 2012: Switzerland Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh

, 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 [] 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.