Project:

ZDF – Ocean Worlds

Year:

2010

Client:

ZDF

Location:

Mainz, Germany

Program:

Game

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Direct commission

Idea, Book and Production:

Markus Schaefer, Isabelle Bentz

3D Online Application and Design:

Patrik Svensson, Marcin Ignac, Jorgen Skogmo

Information Graphic Design:

Christoph Frei, CHKY, Bern

3D - Objects:

Gruppe5 Filmproduktion, Cologne; Luxx Studios, Stuttgart

Application development:

shiftcontrol studios, Kopenhagen; Unity Studios, Aarhus

URL:

ozeane3D.zdf.de

Online Application

This online application was prepared for zdf.de to complement the three-part documentary film “Universum der Ozeane “ (The Universe of the Oceans) with Frank Schätzing on ZDF television. Faced with the challenge of developing a simple online feature, Hosoya Schaefer and Shiftcontrol prepared a full-fledged online game in which users explore the underwater world with a dive robot and five different creatures or avatars. Through various missions and explorations in habitats like the polar seas, the open ocean, the kelp forest, or the deep sea, visitors get a glimpse of the complex dependencies that make the oceans such a thriving ecosphere and an important basis for all existence on earth. The application is essentially a large, immersive information graphic that explains systematic relationships in the oceans. It is activated and enlivened by a story and interactive game tasks.

Awards

Red Dot Communication Design Award - Gold

For the project “Universum der Ozeane” in the category online / offline application.

iF Communication Design Award - Gold

For the project “Universum der Ozeane” in the category online / offline application.

Design Preis Deutschland

The application "Universum der Ozeane" is nominated for the Design Preis Deutschland.

International Serious Play - Bronze

For the project “Universum der Ozeane”.

Projects

Architecture

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

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

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 – 2021
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

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

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Stand: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 – 2021
Stand: test planing

Klosterareal Pluggendorf, Münster, 2020
Stand: workshop + competition

Basel SBB, 2019 –
Stand: urban space concept

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