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CKÖ named as Architecture laureate in the 2014 Swiss Art Awards

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Swiss architecture firm CKÖ of Zurich was named one of 10 laureates in the 2014 Swiss Art Awards with their installation, "The white Cube". The Swiss Art Competition was first held in 1899 and is Switzerland's oldest and most prestigious art competition. The competition…

BIG chosen to expand headquarters of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in La Vallée de Joux

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014
Family-owned Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet have chosen BIG, HG Merz, Luchinger & Meyer, and Muller Illien as having the winning design for a new expansion of their headquarters in La Vallée de Joux, La Brassus, Switzerland. Adding quite the…

Zimoun: 36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014
We're always very excited to discover new work by Swiss artist, Zimoun, known for his "architecturally-minded platforms of sound." His latest site-specific installation, 36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips, recently opened at the Art Museum Lugano, Switzerland. The show still runs until July 11.…

3xn to design the new International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
3xn was chosen by the International Olympic Committee as the architectural partner to design the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC selected the Danish firm out of a shortlist of 12 after a collective decision by the IOC Architecture College during a March 25…

Le Parc des Falaises by Metapolis - 1st-prize entry for Europan 12 Switzerland, Marly

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Here comes another Europan 12 project! The latest addition to our ever-growing Europan 12 bunch is "Le Parc des Falaises" by Cristian Panaite and Mircea Munteanu of Metapolis. The Metapolis team won first prize for the Marly site in the E12 Switzerland edition. Check out…

gmp to design new children’s hospital at Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014
After winning the international competition, von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners and JB Ferrari recently presented to the public their design for the new children's hospital at the Lausanne University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. The project will be centrally located in the hospital and give…

BUREAU A’s “Parole” wins in Swiss Art Awards 2013

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Swiss firm BUREAU A recently won first prize in Architecture in the Swiss Art Awards 2013 for one of their latest projects, "Parole - Champ-dollon 1/24." Although the project looks like a simple mouse cage, it comes with a strong message about complex social issues. "Parole"…

Wiel Arets Wins Europaallee ‘Site D’ Competition in Zurich

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Wiels Arets Architects recently won the competition to design the Europaallee 'Site D' building in Zurich. The building features repurposeful office and retail space with future plans for a conversion into residential units. 'Site D' is described as a key enhancement for the growing district of Europaallee.…

NAU + Drexler Guinand Jauslin Transform Swiss Bank

Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The new Raiffeisen Bank branch designed by NAU Architecture and Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten was completed this past May in the historical city center of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, after the design won first place in a competition back in May 2012. The design as a whole…

Winners of the best architects 14 awards

Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Now in its 8th year, the best architects award just announced its winners. Organized annually, the program recognizes outstanding architectural design in the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the South Tyrol province of Italy. The three competition jurors Prof. Johannes Käferstein (Zurich, Switzerland), Ansgar Schulz…

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