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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: framework plan

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Current phase: tender

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: ongoing

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

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender

Fabrik.sg, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

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

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: execution planning

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

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: tender

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

Urban Design

Bahnhof Romanshorn, 2022 –
Current state: study (with Sudio Vulkan)

Kaserne Aarau, 2022 –
Current state: urban framework

Areale Wittenbach, 2022 –
Current state: urban design commission

Stiftungsareal Neumünster, 2022 –
Current state: study

Kieler Schloss, 2022 –
Current state: Public think tank on usage and architecture

Campus Heidelberg, 2021 –
Current state: Masterplan process, in-depth studies

Otterbach Süd, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: project support

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Areal Neugasse Zürich, 2016 –
Current state: completion of master plan, public consultation

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: project support

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: project support

Urban System Research

Metaverse, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

Entwicklungskonzept Würzenbach, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

ESP Hochdorf, 2021 –
Current state: spatial-urban as well as use- and circular-based development concept

Deep Urbanism, 2021 –
Current state: ongoing

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

Contact

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Kyoto office

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