2005 – 2007


Autostadt GmbH


Wolfsburg, Germany




370 sqm


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich


Invited competition 2005: 1st prize. Completed 2007

Kitchen Design:

Promafox, Bad Zurzach

Light Design:

Akari-Lisa Ishii, Icon, Paris

Media Consultant:

Mike Stengle, Basel

Design / Art Direction:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects with: Büro Destruct (Graphics, CI), Bern; Shiftcontrol (Media Design), Kopenhagen

Graphic art:

Büro Destruct, Furi Furi Company, Fuyuki, GWG inc., Keiko Hirasawa, Kentaro Fujimoto, Maniackers Design, Power Graphixx, Yamafuji-Zuan


2005 - 2007

Photo Credit:

Iwan Baan, Marc Räder, Udo Meinel

Restaurant, Autostadt Wolfsburg, 2007

The geometric structure developed for the project consists of a series of distorted hexagonal cells organized by a geometric pattern on the floor and the ceiling. The cells are developed and can be inhabited in different manners. They are made of 20mm-thick acryl panels that span 3.5 m from floor to ceiling and are covered with graphic patterns produced by a select group of young graphic designers from Japan.

The constituting grid in the floor is expressed as aluminum lines in the white polyurethane floor and in the ceiling as light strips that illuminate the restaurant. An algorithm was developed that runs as a Maya plug-in to minimize the number of angles and radi for the different panels.



Special Award “New Generation” at the Contractworld Awards 2008 for the project ANAN in Wolfsburg.




Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Multi-family house in Binz, Switzerland
Current state: building permission

Interior design for an apartment in Park Tower, Zug
Recently completed

Innovative highrise on the countryside, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland
Current state: concept

Parking garage with shop in Zug, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Riedmatt Ebikon
Housing, retail, ateliers
Current state: concept design

Seegarten Altendorf
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Current state: preliminary design phase

House Chile
Innovative single family home in forrest setting
Current state: building permit submission

Buchs Areal Fegeren
Building for precision-industry
Current state: study

Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Elbinselquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan, urban framework plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Development studies

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Urban framework plan

Wil West, Kanton Thurgau, Switzerland
Urban design concept

Urban design concept for a site in Uzwil, Switzerland

Urban design concept for a site in Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland

Urban design concept with public participation for Neugasse Zürich

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland

Urban System Research

Mobiglobe Autostadt Wolfsburg, Volkswagen, Germany
Mobility research

Strelka Institute, Moscow
Teaching: Advanced Urban Design

Development strategy for 3 communities in the Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland


Zürich office

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

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 1503