The fourth edition of our FABER series is taking us on a journey through time. At the heart of FABER04 is the listed office building at Utoquai 55 in Zurich. Based on this building, which we fully renovated in 2021, illustrator Matthias Gnehm has designed a vibrant vision of the future. The piece is titled A Refreshing Bath in the Lake and its tropical feel keeps memories of the hot summer of 2022 alive. And if anyone is motivated to jump into the lake any time soon, they’ll certainly be guaranteed a refreshing bath!
Following on from our win in the Sorrento tower competition (120 apartments), we have secured the contract for the Sky building as a tried-and-tested team with Mettler2Invest. Two separate skyscrapers in a spacious, unifying setting. With 150 apartments and with commercial units on the ground floor, the Sky building will differ from the Sorrento tower in its form and expression. We’re delighted to be able to develop and complete the overall concept for the open space for both towers with Haag Landschaftsarchitektur.
The new facade for the HIF building consists of prefabricated elements that are several storeys high. They were produced entirely in the factory and fitted during the construction of the shell. Out of the overall fabricated length of around 780 m, a total of 393 elements have been fitted. The largest elements are 13.2 m high and 2.2 m wide and weigh 2.6 tonnes.
Our Irchel Campus conversion of 23,000 square metres into temporary school facilities for the Oerlikon, Rämibühl and Enge schools has cleared a major hurdle. The colour and material design concept has been received positively by all project owners and user representatives. We’re truly delighted.
The listed buildings, from well renowned Architect Max Ziegler, were completed in 1978. The concept is based on the principle of a clear distinction between the existing protected university extension and the temporary school facilities. Materials and colour scheme are a clear indicator for users of the temporary school facilities. Wherever possible, the materials are visible and specific surfaces can be experienced. The architectural elements and technical installations should be recognisable as such.