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a+u 2011:01 Swiss Sounds: Architecture in Switzerland 2000-2009

a+u 2011:01

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Feature: Swiss Sounds: Architecture in Switzerland 2000-2009

Architecture in Switzerland arose to international prominence particularly during the 1990s, with the strikingly powerful works of Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron, Peter Mrkli, Gigon / Guyer and several others.
This issue thus seeks to explore how this outstanding architectural legacy has continued to develop in the past decade, presenting a selection of works built in Switzerland from 2000 to 2009. They are featured through three significant thematic qualities of Switzerlands architecture. In Context highlights projects designed in strong relation to the Swiss landscapes, from the rural/alpine to the urban. Renovation presents vernacular architecture reinvigorated through contemporary yet appropriate interventions. In Detail focuses on the tectonic imagination of the projects, showing the ingenuity and craftsmanship of their materiality, structure and construction. Tracing the direction from now into the future, the section on Emerging Practices, Education, Ecological Collaborations showcases intriguing young firms, architecture collaborations in sustainability, and also provides insight to Swiss architectural education through a series of essays. Complementing the featured projects, the main essays by Hubertus Adam and Hannes Mayer, and Erwin J. S. Viray distill the salient tendencies, trajectories and experiences of the architecture in Switzerland in the last 10 years. (a+u)

Predecessors: Selected Works from the 1990s


100 Selected Works in Switzerland 2000-2009

Essay: Switzerland: From Hannover to Shanghai
Hubertus Adam and Hannes Mayer

Essay: Swiss Reflections
Erwin J.S. Viray

In Context: Building in the Swiss Landscapes

Gion A. Caminada, Buildings for Livestock
Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, Center for Global Dialog Rschlikon
Diener & Diener Architekten, The Migros Shopping Center and Club School
Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, Meuli House
Herzog & de Meuron, Two Glass Wings on the Girtannersberg, Extension of Head Office for Helvetia Patria
Miller & Maranta, Market Hall in Aarau
Conradin Clavout, One-family House Raselli-Kalt
Miller & Maranta, Restoration and Extension of the Villa Garbald in Castasegna
Mario Botta, Wellness Center Tschuggen Bergoase
Corinna Menn, Viewing Platform Conn
Jean Tschumi, Richter & Dahl Rocha, Nestl Headquarters, Nestl WellNes Center
spillman echsle architekten, Freitag Flagship Store
LANDS Architetture and Luca Mangione, Une pice Moire
Herzog & de Meuron, St Jakobs Tower
Bernard Tschumi Architects, Interface Flon Railway and Bus Station + M2 Metro Station
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Studio di Architettura, Novartis Campus Master Plan
Gigon / Guyer, Swiss Museum of Transport
seARCH and CMA, Villa Vals
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Rolex Learning Center

Renovation: Vernacular & Contemporary Interventions

Hans-Jrg Ruch with Duri Vital and Not Vital, Chesa Not
savioz fabrizzi architectes, Renovation of a Dwelling in Chamoson
Hans-Jrg Ruch, Chesa Perini, Installation of an Art Gallery
Rolf Furrer and Christof Rsch, Piz Tschtta

Emerging Practices, Education, Ecological Collaborations

Emerging Practices:
Christ & Gantenbein AG Architekten
Gramazio & Kohler
Swiss Architecture Education Essays:
Lessons from Education at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) by Manabu Chiba
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) by Emanuel Christ
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) by Jeffrey Huang
Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio by Marianne Burkhalter
Ecological Collaborations:
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) + Studio Monte Rosa
Holcim + agps.architecture

In Detail: Tectonic Imagination

DL-A, DEVANTHRY & LAMUNIRE with Gabriel de Freudenreich, Fleuret Law Library
burkhalter sumi architekten, Wehrenbachhalde Zurich Apartment Buildings
Herzog & de Meuron, REHAB Basel, Center for Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries
Herzog & de Meuron, Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation
Gigon / Guyer, Kunst-Depot Gallery Henze & Ketterer
Peter Mrkli, School Complex Im Birch
Markus Wespi Jrme de Meuron architects, House in Brione sopra Minusio
Berrel Berrel Krulter Architekten, Ernst Koller Pavilion
Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, Winery Gantenbein, Flsch
Christian Kerez, House with One Wall
:mlzd, Canteen in the Cantonal School in Wettingen
phalt, Metal Workshop Dynamo
Baumschlager Eberle, ETH e-Science Lab, HIT New Building

Profiles / Credits and Data