Universum der Ozeane

Universum der Ozeane



Hosoya Schaefer Architects and shiftcontrol, Copenhagen, in collaboration with unitystudios, Aarhus completed an online application for zdf.de. The game accompanies the three-part documentary “Universum der Ozeane” with Frank Schätzing on ZDF’s TerraX and allows the visitor to explore the oceans in a dive robot or five different avatars. The application is an experiment in interactive and immersive information graphics and uses 3D game software, behaviors and narratives to communicate dependencies and relationships in a complex (eco)system, such as the oceans. With special magenta cyan glasses the game can be played in 3D. The October 1 issue of tvdigital with a circulation of more than 2 mio. contained a special feature about the series and a free pair of 3D glasses.

The oceans are an ancient and complex ecosphere of which we know and understand only little. Especially the deep sea is as foreign as outer space. Yet, the oceans are the origin of life. And they are the basis for our existence on earth. Even for us terrestrial creatures, the sea holds the key to our past and future. The delicate balance of the oceans currently seems to be tipping. Food webs are unrevealing and reorganizing. Some species disappear, others multiply in abundance. Even the geology of the ocean floors itself could be affected by human intervention. At best, we are losing an important source of food, resources and revenue. At worst, life on earth could be affected in a profound way in the worst case through runaway climate change through methane blowouts. Such shifts happened in the past and are documented in the geological record which we are starting to decipher. Nature always moved on, but the dominant species of the preceding eras usually disappeared.



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


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