This English-language publication is dedicated to the design of new learning spaces, focussing on 48 new school buildings, including a Stücheli design. Despite a wide range of different ap-proaches, certain trends can nevertheless be identified.
In the future, Zurich’s ETH university will be lively in the truest sense of the word. On campus, Stücheli Architekten have realized a housing estate known as Living Science which proudly encompasses 404 apartments. Unlike conventional social housing buildings, this complex exudes spaciousness despite its high density. This sense of generosity arises thanks to a sophisticated plan and a conscientious attention to detail.
This compendium presents the development of housing construction in Zurich, from the tentative beginnings to the latest buildings, including 100 examples by over 60 architectural offices; among them Stücheli Architekten with the housing complex Kraftwerk1.
Support by public funding and open competitions have helped to design and realize a vast number of highly innovative co-operative projects in Zurich over the past 15 years. Many of them can serve as well as models for how to meet the constantly increasing demand for urban housing. The book is a comprehensive survey of contemporary co-operative estates in Switzerland’s largest city. It features some 50 projects by type, among them the housing complex Kraftwerk1 by Stücheli Architekten and Bünzli & Couvosier.
For once, buildings figure only as a backdrop in this book about architecture. In celebration of their 70th-year anniversary, Stücheli Architekten are publishing the architecture crime comic “The Quicksilver Painting”, with a story and images by Matthias Gnehm.
With nearly 70 buildings and initiatives, including Zurich’s first high-rise building, the Schanzengraben promenade and a boat service on the river Limmat, the architect Werner Stücheli has decisively influenced the way the city looks today. On 10 August 2016 he would have been 100 years old.
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