House in Balsthal / PASCAL FLAMMER

© Ioana Marinescu

Location: Balsthal,
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

Hans Ulrich Obrist, 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.  

gmp Wins First Prize to Design Swiss Children’s Hospital

© JB Ferrari & Associés SA

Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), with partners JB Ferrari, have won first prize in an international competition to design a new children’s emergency unit at the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. The 85-bed hospital will feature a terraced inner courtyard with conservatory, which will serve as a protected outside play area, that offers ample natural light and space for plant-life.

Residence in Lugano / Volpatohatz

© Richard Glover Photography

Architects: Volpatohatz
Location: ,
Design Team: Nicole Hatz, Marco Volpato, Cristina Casada, Fabio Corbella
Year: 2013
Photographs: Richard Glover Photography

New Mountain Hut At Tracuit / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Tracuit, , Switzerland
Engineer: Alpatec Sa, Martigny
Area: 1,920 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Tamedia Office Building / Shigeru Ban Architects

© Didier Boy de la Tour

Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects
Location: Zurich,
Architect In Charge: Shigeru Ban
Area: 10,120 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Didier Boy de la Tour, Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Barn and Dwelling G / Aeby Aumann Emery architectes

© Corinne Cuendet

Architects: Aeby Aumann Emery architectes
Location: La Tornalla 17, Villarepos,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Corinne Cuendet, Thomas Jantscher

Sonnenhof Wil / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten

© Roman Keller

Architects: Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Collaborators: Schmid Landschaftsarchitekten, Othmar Brügger, Stefan de Lazzer Baurealisation
Year: 2011
Photographs: Roman Keller

BOBST Headquarters / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

© Yves André

Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés
Location: Chemin de Faraz,
Area: 53728.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yves André

Aarau Bus Station Canopy / Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur

© Niklaus Spoerri

Architects: Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur
Location: Aarau,
Area: 1070.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Niklaus Spoerri

IMD Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

© Yves André

Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés
Location: Chemin de Bellerive 34, 1007 , Switzerland
Area: 4975.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Yves André, Olivier Wavre

House On The River Reuss / Dolmus Architects

© Roger Frei

Architects: Dolmus Architects
Location: Lucerne,
Head Architects: Cédric von Däniken, Gani Turunc
Area: 886 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roger Frei, Aynur Turunc

Residential Building Zug Schleife / Valerio Olgiati

© Javier Miguel Verme

Architects: Valerio Olgiati
Location: ,
Design Team: Aldo Duelli (project manager office Olgiati), David Bellasi, Liviu Vasiu, Jonas Ulmer, Sara Wiedenbeck
Area: 13100.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Javier Miguel Verme

Feldbalz House / Gus Wüstemann Architects

© Bruno Helbling

Architects: Gus Wüstemann Architects
Location: , Switzerland
Design Team: Marta B. Goñi, Rodrigo Iturrieta
Area: 276 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Bruno Helbling

La Tuffière / 2b architectes + nb.arch

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: 2b architectes, nb.arch
Location: , Switzerland
Design Team : Stephanie Bender, Philippe Béboux
Design Team Nb.Arch: Sarah Nedi, Luc Bovard
Year: 2007
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Production Hall Grüsch / Barkow Leibinger

© Stefan Mueller

Architects: Barkow Leibinger
Location: , Switzerland
Architect In Charge: Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stefan Mueller

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and C+S Architects Win Competition to Redevelop Chiasso Train Station

© Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and C+S Architects

The Italian joint-venture between Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners and C+S Architects has been announced as winner of an international competition for the requalification of a former railway station site in Chiasso, Switzerland. The team’s winning scheme proposes a “soft urban design” aimed at giving value to the pre-existing buildings, which are substantially maintained and sewn to the newly designed complex of two fashion schools: SAMS and STA.

Urban Villa Beaumont / 2b architectes

© Roger Frei

Architects: 2b architectes
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Design Team: Philippe Béboux, Stephanie Bender, Tiago Borges, Gudrun Warnking, Carolin Jung, Gloria Asami Lili, Marianne Baumgartner, Fatma Ben-Amor, Julien Blanc, Augustin Clement, Patrizia Gabrielli, Sylvie Grimm, Emiliano Quaresina
Year: 2011
Photographs: Roger Frei