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Garden Tower, Buchner Bründler Architekten, 2014-2016. The 16-storey housing complex has a height of 53m and many plants.🌱
less is more (also true for focal lengths 😁) Staircase inside the Kollegienhaus at the University of Basel. 1937-1939, Roland Rohn.
one of my favorite buildings in zurich. manuel herz‘s ballet mécanique. completed in 2017. (@manuel.herz) notice the triangular louvers, which give the building a dynamic character, and when fully open become accessible balconies. since i took this one during the open house zurich, september 2018 (and it‘s usually not accessible) the light conditions were not ideal. usually i like to visit a building multiple times to get the light right, which was not possible here. but it turned out alright i think.
Sitting or standing inside. Tadao Ando’s Conference Pavilion, 1993, and also his first building outside Japan.
Theatre Tower on the Julier Pass. Architecture by Walter Bieler and Giovanni Netzer. The 30m wooden tower sits on top of the Julier Pass, 2300m above sea level and was constructed during 3 months in 2017. It will be deconstructed in the fall of 2020. It hosts theaters and other events.
A serendipity from a few days ago. VBZ Tierspital station in Zurich, built in 1986 and restorated in 2012 by Raumgleiter Zurich. In the 70s a tunnel between Milchbuck-Schwammendingen was built which should’ve been part of the metro in Zurich, but since the people voted against a metro in Zurich in 1973, the tunnel stayed empty until 1986, when the city built three underground stations and trams have been using it since. As the metro was rejected twice in 1962 and 1973 in Zurich I honestly doubt that there will be one in the next 50 years..
In motion Santiago Calatrava’s Stadelhofen railway station in Zurich. 1983-1990. The station will be expanded (in the next 10 years I guess), and they will also add a fourth rail. The competition for the project has just started, and also taking part of it is Calatrava’s office. (Calatrava is also going to build a new office building right next to the station (Haus zum Falken))
Two days ago the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki won the Pritzker Prize (which is kind of the Nobel Prize of architecture), so here’s his (together with Andrea Maffei) Allianz Tower, a 209m skyscraper in Milan. 2012-2015. Eight modules with six floors each are apparent and style this elegant design. Also notice the elevators on the side of the tower. Another key part of its design are four golden struts that help support the tower (not pictured here)