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  5. :mlzd
  6. 2015
  7. Visitor Centre at the Swiss Ornithological Institute / :mlzd

Visitor Centre at the Swiss Ornithological Institute / :mlzd

  • 03:00 - 25 June, 2015
Visitor Centre at the Swiss Ornithological Institute / :mlzd
Visitor Centre at the Swiss Ornithological Institute / :mlzd, © Alexander Jaquemet
© Alexander Jaquemet

© Alexander Jaquemet © Alexander Jaquemet © Alexander Jaquemet © Alexander Jaquemet + 27

  • Project Team

    Claude Marbach, Julia Wurst, Pat Tanner, Daniele Di Giacinto, Roman Lehmann, Amelie Braun, Katharina Kleczka, Marlies Rosenberger, Regina Tadorian, Johannes Weisser, Samuel Wespe, Miriam Zenk
  • Construction Managment

    kunzarchitekten ag, Sursee
  • Construction Engineer (solid)

    WAM Planer und Ingenieure AG, Bern
  • Construction Engineer (Wood)

    Pirmin Jung Ingenieure für Holzbau AG, Rain
  • Landscape Architect

    Fontana Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH, Basel
  • Exhibition Designer

    Steiner Sarnen Schweiz AG, Sarnen
  • Rammed-Earth

    LEHM TON ERDE Baukunst GmbH, A - Schlins
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Alexander Jaquemet
© Alexander Jaquemet

Text description provided by the architects. The new Visitor Centre at the Swiss Ornithological Ins- titute has been built on the banks of Sempachersee. Its function is to provide the public with more information about the work of the Ornithological Institute and about bird life in Switzerland.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

A dynamic network of routes guides visitors through the exhibition and the entire lakeside site.

© Alexander Jaquemet
© Alexander Jaquemet

The compact, polygon structures have been positioned so that they interact with the countryside and the lake. One part of the building houses the extremely flexible exhibition hall. The area between the buildings has been made into a spacious foyer, from where there is access to all parts of the exhibition.

© Alexander Jaquemet
© Alexander Jaquemet

 The showcase aviary at the end of the foyer offers a gradual, fleeting transition between the inside and outside worlds. The building’s self-supporting outer shell is comprised of solid walls made of rammed earth.

© Alexander Jaquemet
© Alexander Jaquemet

With the addition of simple timber constructions, they give the Visitor Centre, which satisfies the “Minergie-P-eco” standard, its charac- teristic appearance and do justice to the sustainability concept.

© Alexander Jaquemet
© Alexander Jaquemet
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Visitor Centre at the Swiss Ornithological Institute / :mlzd" 25 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769013/visitor-centre-at-the-swiss-ornithological-institute-mlzd/> ISSN 0719-8884
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瑞士鸟类研究所游客中心/ :mlzd