Project:

ZDFNews Studio

Year:

2006 – 2007

Client:

ZDF

Location:

Mainz, Germany

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Direct commission with pitch 2006 – 2007. On air since 2009

Information Space:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich with Shiftcontrol, Copenhagen

On Air Design:

Velvet, Munich

Industrial Design:

Jürgen Bieling, Munich

Typography and CI:

Eden Spiekermann, Berlin

Online Design:

Scholz & Volkmer, Wiesbaden

Mainz, Germany, 2007 (on air since 2009)

Hosoya Schaefer Architects was part of an interdisciplinary team that worked on the new heute news studio at ZDF. The brief was to create a studio that allows new ways of moderating newscasts on TV but also has implications for online and other new media. The studio was planned partly in real space, partly in virtual space and had to be a cutting-edge fusion of the capabilities of both. It was built to incorporate the newest technologies, including robot-controlled cameras and vizRT-based virtual technology.

Hosoya Schaefer Architects was responsible for conceptualizing the relationship between real and virtual space and for creating concepts, proposals, and initial layouts for information graphics. This was done in collaboration with experts for on-air, online and industrial design as well as typography. To this end the total studio environment including the cameras was built within a game engine that served as a tool for rapidly prototyping concepts. It was also planned to facilitate a link to database-based content.

 

Publications

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

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