03.09. - 23.10.2022

Die Schweiz: Ein Abriss

Opening: 2/9/2022, 7 PM

Curated by Countdown 2030 

In Switzerland, over 500 kilograms of construction waste are produced every second   through the demolition of buildings. The building industry is thus responsible for 84% of waste in the country. Landfills are filling up faster than new sites can be found. The current swiss measures are not enough to achieve the goals of the Paris climate accords. The solution for this problem consists in pre serving, rebuilding, and repurposing existing buildings. Demolitions of buildings and their replacement with new constructions should, whenever possible, be avoided and can no longer be considered the first and most obvious option.  The exhibition ‘Die Schweiz: Ein Abriss’, curated by the Collective Countdown 2030, aims to draw attention to the consequences of the swiss culture of demolition.
Part of the 2022 edition of ‹die Architekturtage› festival

Demolition Atlas Switzerland
Where does this mass of construction waste come from? What kind of buildings are being demolished? The Demolition Atlas of Switzerland aims to answer these questions. Among other things, the entries in the atlas will form the basis for the exhibition.



Upcoming exhibitions

12.11.2022 - 12.03.2023

Make Do With Now: New Directions in Japanese Architecture

This group show shines a light on young, lesser known architectural positions in Japan. In reaction to urgent problems of the present – climate crisis, social change, neoliberalism – these architects are exploring new ways of designing and working that also redefine the very role of the architect. 

Photo: Fuminori Nousaku & Mio Tsuneyama, Holes in the House, 2017– © Ryogo Utatsu

09.09. - 05.11.2023


Opening: 8/9/2023, 7 PM

What defines Swiss architecture, and how does it contribute to the overall quality of life in all parts of the country? The exhibition focuses on current construction and renovation projects with the aim of raising awareness about Swiss building culture and increase its visibility.