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Santiago Calatrava Designs New Office Building Integrated into Zurich's Stadelhofen Station

12:25 - 23 September, 2016
Santiago Calatrava Designs New Office Building Integrated into Zurich's Stadelhofen Station, © Calatrava Valls SA
© Calatrava Valls SA

Santiago Calatrava has unveiled plans for a new office building in the city center of Zurich, Switzerland. The new five-story building will be integrated into Stadelhofen Station, the transit hub and city landmark also designed by Calatrava in 1990.

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Reconstruction of a Townhouse with new Steel Balconies / idA

05:00 - 17 August, 2016
Reconstruction of a Townhouse with new Steel Balconies  / idA, © Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck

© Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Area

    680.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Balboa Bar & Gym / helsinkizurich

05:00 - 5 July, 2016
Balboa Bar & Gym / helsinkizurich, © Jochen Splett
© Jochen Splett

© Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett © Jochen Splett +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Am Schanzengraben 19, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    helsinkizurich
  • Design Team

    Mirjam Niemeyer, Tommi Mäkynen
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Pavilion of Reflections / Studio Tom Emerson

11:00 - 29 June, 2016
Pavilion of Reflections  / Studio Tom Emerson, Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson
Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson

A Floating Timber Pavilion Takes Center Stage at Manifesta 11 in Zurich

06:00 - 20 June, 2016
A Floating Timber Pavilion Takes Center Stage at Manifesta 11 in Zurich, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

On June 11th, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, also known as Manifestabegan its 100-day stint in this edition's host city, Zurich, Switzerland. The festival's center-piece is a timber raft floating on Lake Zurich, known as the Pavilion of Reflections. The temporary structure was designed and realized by Studio Tom Emerson and a team of thirty students from ETH Zurich. Constructed primarily of timber, Christian Jankowski, curator of Manifesta 11, describes the exhibit “as a floating multi-functional platform with a giant LED screen, a stand for spectators, a swimming pool and a bar.”

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Zaha Hadid's Last Project is a Kurt Schwitters Exhibition in Zurich

14:00 - 16 June, 2016
Zaha Hadid's Last Project is a Kurt Schwitters Exhibition in Zurich , Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska
Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska

Zaha Hadid’s exhibition design for Kurt Schwitters: Merz opened to the public earlier this week at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. In an article about the exhibition in T Magazine, senior designer and director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), Patrik Schumacher said, “It’s literally the last project of Zaha, finished by her team.”

The exhibition, presenting seventy works – in all media – from each period of the artist’s career, honors five decades of the gallery showing Schwitter’s work. Hadid’s design is a reflection on the artist’s well-known, but destroyed, Merzbau, a sculpture that filled the artist’s workspace from 1923-1937. According to the Hadid’s office, “[Merzbau was] a living, inhabited collage, ever-shifting and expanding, and this was the starting point for [Zaha’s] exhibition design which pushes beyond mere random collage to embrace the unpredictable richness and the complex variegated order found in nature.” The design builds on an established relationship between Hadid and Galerie Gmurzynska; Merz following in the footsteps of an earlier exhibition space designed for another of the architect’s inspirations, Kasimir Malevich.

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Escherpark / E2A

02:00 - 14 June, 2016
Escherpark / E2A , © Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman
© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    E2A
  • Design Team

    Wim Eckert, Piet Eckert mit Mireya Sánchez Gómez und Sabine Ameling, Marta Devesa, Kaori Hirasawa, Martin Janser, Ilja Maksimov, Judith Mampe, Tânia Roque, Valentino Sandri, Alexander Struck, Renate Wal- ter, Rafal Wójcik
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

A Touch of Chanel / Daniele Claudio Taddei

05:00 - 21 February, 2016
A Touch of Chanel / Daniele Claudio Taddei, © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

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Swiss National Museum / Christ & Gantenbein

03:00 - 1 February, 2016
Swiss National Museum / Christ & Gantenbein, © Roman Keller
© Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller +16

Swiss Students Design a Floating Pavilion on Lake Zurich for Manifesta 11

04:00 - 12 November, 2015
Swiss Students Design a Floating Pavilion on Lake Zurich for Manifesta 11, Rendering of of 'Pavilon of Reflections'. Image © ETH Studio Emerson
Rendering of of 'Pavilon of Reflections'. Image © ETH Studio Emerson

Manifesta—a nomadic, European biennial of contemporary art which "responds to the new social, cultural and political reality that developed in the aftermath of the Cold War"—emerged in the 1990s. For the eleventh incarnation of the event, which will take place in Zurich during the summer of 2016, Studio Tom Emerson have developed designs for a floating island which "will constitute a new temporary landmark in the city." Located on Lake Zurich and hosting an open-air cinema and integrated swimming pool, the Pavillon of Reflections will act as the central node for the 100-day festival. Designed and realised by a team of thirty students from ETH Zurich, the pavilion aims to offer a space for dialogue and reflection on the specific artworks created for the biennial.

News from Nowhere: Zürich Laboratory

19:30 - 27 October, 2015
News from Nowhere: Zürich Laboratory, The Mobile Agora from the "News from Nowhere" exhibition. Image by Urban-Think Tank at ETH Zürich
The Mobile Agora from the "News from Nowhere" exhibition. Image by Urban-Think Tank at ETH Zürich

The Korean artists, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho have teamed up with the design collective, Urban-Think Tank, based at ETH Zürich, to launch the newest version of the ongoing project, “News from Nowhere.” Past versions have appeared in documenta (13) in Kassel and the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 2013. The “News from Nowhere: Zürich Laboratory” establishes an interdisciplinary and participatory platform to discuss the urgent social, political and economic issues. Located in the Migros Museum for Gegenwartskunst, the “News from Nowhere” exhibition brings together artists, architects, designers, scientists, and documentarians in order to discuss issues facing contemporary society. 

Kreuzbühl School Extension / Fischer Architekten

02:00 - 3 October, 2015
Kreuzbühl School Extension / Fischer Architekten, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

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These Two Drones Just Built a Bridge

16:21 - 23 September, 2015

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Two quadcopter drones just autonomously built a footbridge that is capable of withstanding the weight of a human. Outfitted with a motorized spool and plastic tubes that dispense Dyneema, a "material with a low weight-to-strength ratio," the flying machines were able to construct a lightweight tensile bridge that spans 7.4 meters between two scaffolding structures at the Flying Machine Arena in Zurich.

Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China

06:00 - 31 July, 2015
Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China, IAAC Fabrication Lab. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY
IAAC Fabrication Lab. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY

Through a competition limited to some of the most prestigious universities, The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) have been chosen to work with the Harbin Institute of Technology of China (HIT) to create a new school of design, architecture and urbanism in Shenzhen. The new centre will be built on HIT's campus and house up to 1,200 post-graduate and doctoral students, with facilities for research, education and production. Read more about this collaboration after the break.

Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten

03:00 - 27 July, 2015
Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten, © Andreas Buschmann
© Andreas Buschmann

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EBP / E2A

20:00 - 28 May, 2015
EBP / E2A, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mühlebachstrasse 17, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Country House / E2A

02:00 - 22 May, 2015
Country House / E2A, © Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli

© Dominique Marc Wehrli © Francesca Giovanelli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli +12

Escher Terraces High-Rise Apartments / E2A

06:00 - 20 May, 2015
Escher Terraces High-Rise Apartments / E2A, Courtesy of E2A
Courtesy of E2A

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