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Vevey Office Building by A/ZC and Architram
Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 |

Paris-based Atelier Zündel & Cristea Architects (A/ZC) has shared with us their entry for a competition that seeks to densen the urban fabric of Vevey, a Swiss town on the north shore of Lake Geneva. The project is a collaboration with Swiss firm Architram.

Visualization of the Inner courtyard (Image: Atelier Zündel & Cristea)

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Visualization of the Inner courtyard (Image: Atelier Zündel & Cristea)

Project Description from the Architects:

This competition is part of a communal initiative to strengthen the urban element at the western entrance to the city of Vevey. Located between two district highways, the site benefits from an advantageous position and a visibility without equal. There is a drawback to this location, however: the noise. Taking into account this significant constraint, we decided to design the building’s casing as a double skin.

Visualization of the street view (Image: Atelier Zündel & Cristea)

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Visualization of the street view (Image: Atelier Zündel & Cristea)

Consequently, what might have remained a common white office building, gains originality from the way in which its facades are considered, constructed through the assembly of two types of prefabricated diamond-shaped panels. One type consists of a frame and glass panel, the other of a frame and aluminum panel. The molding effect created by the regularity of the panels, with their slight tilt and inclination, breaks the sight of a stacking of floors, altering and enhancing the urban scale of the building.

In regards to its actual construction, our project is based upon the idea of clear and efficient volumes, rendered pleasing by the meticulous work the outer shell and the central space will demand while striving to achieve their perfection.

Closeup of the facade (Image: Atelier Zündel & Cristea)

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Closeup of the facade (Image: Atelier Zündel & Cristea)

Project Details:

Type: Office building, Competition 2011   
Location: Vevey (Switzerland)
Client: The Municipality of Vevey
Architects: Atelier Zündel & Cristea and Architram
Cost: 10 M€ (before tax)
Surface: 6,300 m²
Program: Offices and nursery

Perspective section (Image: Atelier Zündel & Cristea)

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Perspective section (Image: Atelier Zündel & Cristea)


Comments:
Rajalila
Surabaya
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Seems I've seen the facade somewhere...so familiar to me. But anyway it's still at rendering illustrations phase and not yet built.

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