Project:

Learning From Tokyo

Year:

2012

Client:

Self-Initiated

Location:

Zürich, Switzerland

Program:

Exhibition and Symposium

Commission:

Self-Initiated 2010

Curator:

Learning from Tokyo Group

Team:

Hiromi Hosoya, Markus Schaefer, Ryoko Ikeda (Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG), Sasha Cisar (Bob Gysin + Partner BGP Architekten / Architect and Theorist), Mitsuhiro Kanada (ARUP Japan / Structural Engineer)

Venue:

Architekturforum Zurich

Logo design:

Büro Destruct, Bern

Photo Credit:

Axel Vansteenkiste

Film production:

Lucas Krupp

Sponsors:

Japan Foundation; Stiftung Sakae Stünzi; IKEA-Stiftung (Schweiz); All Nippon Airways co. Ltd., Genève; Stadt Zürich; The Circle, Flughafen Zürich AG, Zürich; ARCH+ Verlag GmbH, Aachen

Support:

Architekturforum Zürich; Büro Destruct, Bern; Information Architects, Zürich

Symposium and Exhibition 2012

“Learning from Tokyo” was an exhibition and a symposium in spring 2012 in Zürich that showcased small scale housing projects by progressive architecture offices in Japan. The exhibition focused on the quality and diversity of living space produced on small building lots with limited budgets in the center of a city such as Tokyo. The symposium featured some of the protagonists of this new generation of architects and aimed to establish a dialogue with Swiss architects, planners, city officials and the interested public. The topic contrasted two very different cities and cultures which in many unexpected ways still have a lot in common.

“Learning from Tokyo” was a not-for profit project by “Learning from Tokyo Group” initiated by Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer and established in 2011.

“Learning from Tokyo” received grants from the Japan Foundation, Sakae Stünzi Foundation and IKEA Stiftung Schweiz and was supported by ANA, All Nippon Airlines.

Publications

Projects

Architecture

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

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

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: study

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

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

Bell-Areal, Kriens, 2020 –
Current state: competition

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

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
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

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