Project:

Swisscell Pavilion

Year:

2010

Client:

Consido GmbH

Location:

Essen, Germany

Program:

Temporary Office Building

Area:

150 sqm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Study

Commission, Essen, Germany

SwissCell are hybrid building panels consisting of a honeycomb core and a range of possible finishes. The core is made from hexagonally shaped cellulose (paper) bands which are soaked in resin and transformed by the application of heat and pressure into very thin and stiff but light structures. With specially developed machines, these panels can be manufactured in â factory or even on site.

In order to demonstrate the potential of the material, a temporary office space was to be constructed as part of “Ruhr2010,” the cultural capital of Europe in 2010.

The project is assembled from prefabricated, translucent, transparent, and opaque panels. The interior space is organized by space dividers made from honeycomb panels without the outer layer. The floor plate acts as a template upon which the panels are assembled. The panels then form the structural system so that no additional primary structure is necessary. In turn, opaque and transparent panels are used to allow natural light into the space and to structure the building volume. The plan is defined by the open central area, which is used as flexible office space, and by the enclosed peripheral spaces. These spaces give the building the necessary stiffness and contain special functions such as a meeting room, a wet zone, or a break area.

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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
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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
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House Kyoto, community living, Japan
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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

Wil 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