Project:

Biennale Leichtraum

Year:

2010

Client:

Austrian Pavilion – Venice Architecture Biennale 2010

Location:

Venice, Italy

Program:

Exhibition

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Invited participation

Curator:

Eric Owen Moss

Structure:

Mitsuhiro Kanada, Arup

Model:

Grüne Modellbau, Wolfratshausen

Installation, The Biennale Di Venezia, Venice 2010

This model offers a snapshot of an ongoing investigation in our professional and academic work. We are interested in structures and geometries that are based on rules, algorithms and logic. Yet, these structures should also be organic, adaptable to local conditions, and generative of differentiated spaces.

The structure is based on a hexagonal grid that can be continued indefinitely. According to programmatic, functional, or spatial needs, the grid can be adapted flexibly and provide large or small, narrow or wide spaces. Openings and courtyards provide light and allow for cells filled with green. Each module has three points of support in the form of ribbon columns. One side of the ribbon always sits on a module node. In turn, the other travels around the node, making the column dance. Twisting and turning in different directions, the columns provide stiffness on all sides. The model illustrates an idea of space as limitless, expandable, adaptable and therefore universal, but also local, specific, and differentiated.

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