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Switzerland, We Have A Problem - Synopsis
Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010 |

In December 2009, the good folks at our sister site Archinect launched the open call for ideas ‘Switzerland, We Have A Problem’ to find adequate architectural solutions to Switzerland’s most recent political ban of an internationally very common building type—the minaret.

Now, a few weeks after the deadline, all 60+ submissions to the initiative’s Flickr pool have been carefully reviewed, put together in a handy gallery - sorted by apparent architectural themes - and are now up for further discussion at the call’s synopsis, curated by Archinect editor Bryan Boyer. Happy commenting!

Here’s just a small selection of some of our favorites:

Switzerland, We Have A Problem - Minaret Design

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minaret typologies

Switzerland, We Have A Problem - Minaret Design

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landmark minaret

Switzerland, We Have A Problem - Minaret Design

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Floating minaret

Switzerland, We Have A Problem - Minaret Design

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iPray, the app for Muslims in Switzerland.

Switzerland, We Have A Problem - Minaret Design

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Minaret Trouvé

Switzerland, We Have A Problem - Minaret Design

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Mini-ret

For the complete gallery of submissions, see here.



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