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Sunstar Headquarter / Alhadeff Architects

  • 22:00 - 8 April, 2016
Sunstar Headquarter / Alhadeff Architects
Sunstar Headquarter  / Alhadeff Architects, © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)
© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)

© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) + 45

  • Associate Architect & Landscape /Architecture

    SdARCH Trivelli & Associati
  • Local Architect

    thierry brütsch architecte
  • General Contractor

    Alfred Muller Sa
  • Structural Engineer

    Redesco Progetti Srl, Thomas Jundt Ingénieurs Civils
  • Mechanical, Electrical And Plumbing Engineer

    Flux Studio Sa, Weinmann-Energies Sa, Mab-Ingenierie Sa
  • Energetic Consultant

    Transsolar Energietechnik Gmbh
  • Acoustic Specialist

    Architecture & Acoustique Sa
  • Site Survey

    Rossier Gèometre
  • Facade Specialist

    Bcs Sa
  • Geologist

    De Cèrenville Geotéchnique
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© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)
© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)

Text description provided by the architects. Sunstar, a Japanese multinational company, a manufacturer of health related products, commissioned its corporate headquarters to convey a precise message. Swiss manufacturing precision and the country’s healthy life style mesh with these principles.

© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)
© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)

The design of this three story, sky-lit courtyard building demonstrates a strong commitment to quality of life in the workplace.  It is day-lit, and naturally ventilated, casting its offices and conference rooms against a bright and panoramic perimeter.  The feel of the building is warm and yet precise: concrete exterior paneling matches beautifully with the local Swiss stone for the ground floor.

© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)
© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)

The rhythmic pattern of the glass and wood louvered façade, trips up the static concrete and stone palette. Whether approaching the building from its entrance or driving by it on the main highway the structure has an upbeat effect on the landscape.

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Wood finishes, open glass walls and green tatami-like carpeting join Japanese serenity with an Italian architectural sensibility.  A high level product finds its corporate home in a design that accords good health to its corporate culture as well as its ultimate customer.

© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)
© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)

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Cite: "Sunstar Headquarter / Alhadeff Architects" 08 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785095/sunstar-headquarter-alhadeff-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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