City of Aarburg


Aarburg, Switzerland


Office, Administration, Housing, Business Area


18.000 sqm


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich


Competition with pre-qualification: 3rd Rank

Landscape Architect:

Müller Illien Landschaftsarchitekten, Zürich


Raumgleiter GmbH, Zürich

Aarburg, Switzerland, 2009 – 3rd Prize

Aarburg is a small town near Olten, Switzerland nestled between a bend of the river Aare and a picturesque medieval castle located on a promontory towering over the town. In order to halt the drain of inhabitants and investment from the town, an urban design competition was held on a site next to the train station.

The proposal positions two large and efficient commercial buildings with offices and show rooms next to the stations; and a courtyard building with offices for the city administration at the bottom and elderly housing on top. The volumes form a gate to the city, define the station square on two levels and accentuate the station street while creating a series of public open spaces with distinct character.


Project:Airport Engadin
Year:2008 –
Client:Engadin Airport AG
Location:Samedan, Switzerland
Program:Airport, Restaurant, Hotel, Office, Education, Parking
Area:28 000 sqm
Architect:Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich
Structure:Arup, London
MEP/HVAC:Waldhauser Haustechnik AG, Basel



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Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315

Kyoto office

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