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Fribourg

"Gothic": Exhibition of Architectural Models

19:30 - 17 October, 2017
"Gothic": Exhibition of Architectural Models, Courtesy of Luciano Xavier dos Santos
Courtesy of Luciano Xavier dos Santos

The exhibition "Gothic: The Age of the Great Cathedrals" will begin in Switzerland in December 2017 in the choir of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Fribourg. It will go to the Cathedral of Bern (Berner Münster, Cathedral of Bordeaux and Church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris. The idea of this project is a journey through the extraordinary saga of these great medieval buildings. This adventure begins with the construction of the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, the place where Gothic art was born. Throughout the exhibition, the visitors will discover secrets of 17 monuments chosen among the most beautiful, the most emblematic. They will encounter this medieval art movement that has overwhelmed Europe and wished to build always higher, larger and more beautifully!

5.5m x 5.5m / LVPH

01:00 - 14 July, 2014
5.5m x 5.5m / LVPH, © Jérôme Humbert
© Jérôme Humbert

© Jérôme Humbert Courtesy of LVPH © Jérôme Humbert © Jérôme Humbert + 25

New Theater "Equilibre" / Dürig AG

02:00 - 17 October, 2012
New Theater "Equilibre" / Dürig AG , Courtesy of Dürig AG
Courtesy of Dürig AG

Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Area

    5000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

Dominique Perrault Wins Competition for Esplanade Tower in Fribourg

19:00 - 2 July, 2012
© DPA / ADAGP
© DPA / ADAGP

Dominique Perrault Architecture, the French practice recently awarded with the opportunity to build a tower called The Blade in Seoul as part of Daniel Libeskind’s master plan, has now been announced as winner of a concept/construction international competition for the Esplanade Tower in downtown Fribourg, Switzerland. The high rise is part of regeneration project of the Swiss Federal Railways at the site of the former Pilettes Station.

More after the break.

Swiss contemporary architecture week

12:30 - 29 March, 2009