25. October 2021

1st prize in the project competition, new construction and conversion of the University of Applied Sciences Centre Graubünden

We are very pleased to have won the 1st prize in the project competition for the new construction and renovation of the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden in Chur. What will be the canton's largest construction project in the future, the nine previous locations will be merged into the newly founded FHGR at the Pulvermühle site. Many thanks also go to the planning team from Drees & Sommer Switzerland, Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer, Zwahlen+Zwahlen, Abicht Zug, Boess Sytek, Makiol Wiederkehr, Bakus, Laborplaner Tonelli, HP Misteli and IBV Zurich.

We are looking forward to the exciting challenge and the next steps. The competition entries can be viewed in a public exhibition from 25 October to 5 November in the foyer of the FH Graubünden.

Rendering: maaars

to exhibition

to University of Applied Sciences

to press release

to jury report

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21. October 2021

Renovation of the Chesa Naira Samedan façade

Dark and at the same time matt anodised cast aluminium panels replace the heavy natural slate façade of the Chesa Naira in Samedan. In the casting process, the flowing movement and subsequent cooling of the aluminium creates a moving surface. Each panel is unique in its structure.

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23. September 2021

Award for good buildings of the City of Zurich 2016–2020

We are very pleased that our Schlotterbeck site is one of the 12 winners of the "Good Buildings Award of the City of Zurich" and has been honoured with the following description: "Workshops to flats, monument to landmark: the transformation of the former Citroën garage shows what quality can be created when old buildings are not lamented as obstacles but used as sources of inspiration. The ramp building of the former garage was raised to a cylindrical tower in which all the flats open up to the light. In the workshop building, too, the existing structure – 35 m building depth, different storey heights and a striking supporting structure – led to unique flat types. Here, densification generates not only building volume, but also spatial quality and social references."

From September 20 to October 30, 2021, the award-winning objects can be seen in the Architecture Forum on Zollstrasse in Zurich. It is the first exhibition in the new premises of the Architekturforum.

link to the award

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