Project:

AnAn

Year:

2005 – 2007

Client:

Autostadt GmbH

Location:

Wolfsburg, Germany

Program:

Restaurant

Area:

370 sqm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Invited competition 2005:
1st prize.
Completed in 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

Realization:

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 radii for the different panels.

Awards

CONTRACTWORLD AWARD

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

Publications

Projects

Architecture

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: execution

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Housing
Current phase: on hold

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planing

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state : ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Urban System Research

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

Zürich office

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

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-819, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com