Swiss National Museum / Christ & Gantenbein

03:00 - 1 February, 2016

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

04:00 - 12 November, 2015
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
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
© Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner +11

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
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
© Andreas Buschmann
© Andreas Buschmann

© Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann +14

EBP / E2A

20:00 - 28 May, 2015
© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

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

Country House / E2A

02:00 - 22 May, 2015
© 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

Refurbishment Viaduct Arches / EM2N

05:00 - 13 May, 2015

Herostrasse Office Building / Max Dudler

10:00 - 8 March, 2015
© Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +14

House with One Wall / Christian Kerez

04:00 - 4 March, 2015
© Walter Mair
© Walter Mair

© Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair +12

Apartment Building on Forsterstrasse / Christian Kerez

14:00 - 1 March, 2015

Zürich Main Station / Dürig AG

01:00 - 11 February, 2015
© Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zurich Main Station, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
  • 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
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Ruedi Walti

© Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti +37

Stone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
© Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

© homegate © Bruno Helbling © homegate © homegate +36

Toni-Areal / EM2N

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
© Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Roger Frei © Simon Menges © Roger Frei © Simon Menges +21

Zurich Zoo Foyer Renovation & Extension / L3P Architects

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
© Sabrina Scheja
© Sabrina Scheja

© Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja © Sabrina Scheja +36