Project:

House of Peace – Semiramis

Year:

2008

Client:

Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)

Location:

Geneva, Switzerland

Program:

Office, Education

Area:

25.000 sqm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Competition

Structure:

Mitsuhiro Kanada, Arup London

Visualisation:

Philipp Schaerer

Geneva, Switzerland, 2008

The building consists of two main elements: the institutional office spaces organized as a floating ring and the “Espace Académique” or academic space located under and inside the ring. On the ground level, it ties the building into the flow of the city; on the upper floors it connects the sides of the ring. Interspersed with hanging gardens and trees, the clear-cut volume above sits like a bridge over the spaces below. It provides many different environments for people to meet for formal and informal exchange, all filled with daylight and offering access to green spaces or continuity to the city.

The office ring contains generic, efficient and well lit office space with a depth of 9.6m that can be flexibly reorganized should the needs of the institutions change. The façade pattern serves as structure and prevents excessive solar gain supplemented by blinds running behind it. The pattern’s dimensions are multiples of a generic office module so that it supports maximum possible flexibility.

Projects

Architecture

Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current phase: construction documents

Benninger Areal, housing and retail development
Current phase: preliminary design

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

Mobility Hub / parking facility with retail component, Zug
Current phase: preliminary design

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

Riedmatt Ebikon / housing, retail, ateliers
Current phase: framework plan

Qube Ebikon / housing, retail, offices
Current phase: framework plan

House Chile, innovative single family home in forrest setting
Current phase: building permit documents

Buchs Areal Fegeren, building for precision-industry
Current phase: study

House Kyoto, community living, Japan
Current phase: study

Lachen SZ Alpenblickstrasse / high-rise housing
Current phase: study

Urban Design

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, Nürtingen
Current state: masterplan and function plan

Neugasse Zürich, urban design concept with public participation
Current state: presentation of urban design concept

Dessauer Strasse, Wolfsburg
Current state: competition waiting for further commission

Herisau site development, Herisau
Current state: process support and test planning

Technologiecluster Zug Masterplan, Zug
Current state: urban framework plan and design concept

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland
Current state: masterplan waiting for further commission

HafenCity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Current state: masterplan and framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Elbinselquartier, Hamburg
Current state: masterplan, function plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Current state: Study on mobility-infrastructure

Leica Areal
Current state: study completed, next phase in planning

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Current state: urban framework plan

Will West, Kanton Thurgau
Current state: urban framework plan

Visp Sägematte, Valais
Current state: study

Urban framework plan for the city of Zug
Current state: recently completed

Urban System Research

SmartUse / Space, Growth and BigData
Current state: ongoing

Winterthur 2040
Current state: ongoing

Harvard University Graduate School of Design / The Industrious City
Current state: in preparation

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

Contact

Zürich office

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

Kyoto office

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