ZDFNews Studio


2006 – 2007




Mainz, Germany


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich


Direct commission with pitch 2006 – 2007. On air since 2009

Information Space:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich with Shiftcontrol, Copenhagen

On Air Design:

Velvet, Munich

Industrial Design:

Jürgen Bieling, Munich

Typography and CI:

Eden Spiekermann, Berlin

Online Design:

Scholz & Volkmer, Wiesbaden

Mainz, Germany, 2007 (on air since 2009)

Hosoya Schaefer Architects was part of an interdisciplinary team that worked on the new heute news studio at ZDF. The brief was to create a studio that allows new ways of moderating newscasts on TV but also has implications for online and other new media. The studio was planned partly in real space, partly in virtual space and had to be a cutting-edge fusion of the capabilities of both. It was built to incorporate the newest technologies, including robot-controlled cameras and vizRT-based virtual technology.

Hosoya Schaefer Architects was responsible for conceptualizing the relationship between real and virtual space and for creating concepts, proposals, and initial layouts for information graphics. This was done in collaboration with experts for on-air, online and industrial design as well as typography. To this end the total studio environment including the cameras was built within a game engine that served as a tool for rapidly prototyping concepts. It was also planned to facilitate a link to database-based content.





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 –
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)


Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 1503