19.11.2016 - 07.05.2017
The image of Swiss architecture today is still very strongly characterised by the 1990s, when it was catapulted into the global spotlight and became a model of architectural minimalism. The architects who stood for this reduced and sublimated concept of building at the time – such as Herzog & de Meuron, Diener & Diener, Peter Zumthor, Peter Märkli, etc. – are still regarded as pars pro toto for Swiss architecture, at least from an international perspective. We hear much less about the architects of the subsequent generations, who have been intervening more and more actively in the architecture debate since then.'Schweizweit' tracks down the architecture firms that have developed over the past two decades. What and where are they designing and building, and what content and issues are important to them? The resulting exhibition provides a topography of architectural work in Switzerland that, with the surprising diversity of the presented works, uncovers the positive potential that emerges for architecture through the cultural, historical, linguistic and geographical differences that so strongly define this country’s character.
until 9th of January
The platform invites emerging creatives to apply with the ideas, visions and projects they consider important for the future of architecture. Applicants should articulate the relevance of their application to the future of architecture, whether as an architectural statement, a social practice, a business model, as new construction technique, as production of living space, or other subject, which the applicants consider to be inevitable or highly relevant to the debates on the future of architecture in Europe. More...
SYMPOSIUM: COMMON LUXURY – LESS PRIVATE SPACE, MORE COLLECTIVE SPACE
We are glad to announce, that you can find the lectures of nearly all participants on YouTube!
When we think of luxury, we usually think of individual wealth. The more unattainable this exclusive form of luxury becomes for the majority of society, the more clearly a new understanding of luxury emerges today, defined by collective partaking of goods and services. Likewise in architecture the sensibility is growing towards the communal and the shared as well as the meaning of public space as a prerequisite for democratic societies. In this symposium architects from nine different countries report on how “common luxury” is increasingly becoming an attribute of the contemporary urban way of life.
Video: Lecture Andreas Ruby
For everyone who could not join us for the first lecture of our new Director Andreas Ruby on the 2nd of March, you can now watch the whole video here.