Behind a colonnade of twisting concrete bands four massive spaces provide room for large scale modern and contemporary art.
Hidden away on the upper floor a spectacular corridor is pierced through the length of the building giving access to magazine spaces that house part of the collection.
Galeriehalle Art Galerie, 2010–2012. Männedorf, Switzerland
Refurbishment of an old industrial structure now used as art gallery offices and showrooms.
Autz+Herrmann. Long Term Masterplan, 2015–2025. Heidelberg, Germany
A family-owned company specialised in high-precision steel parts with their factory area on a historic cross-roads is looking for a long term expansion strategy.
Haus Tuor. Private Residence. 2014–2017. Lake of Zurich, Switzerland
This timber structure forms an open courtyard providing both privacy and exposure. The roofline sweeps up and down like a roller coaster creating spectacular spaces inside.
Mimibelle Small Courtyard House, 2014. Zurich, Switzerland
A modest prefabricated timber house designed for a retired gardener is set around a partially covered courtyard with a flower garden.
The house is designed for easy accessibility and the central garden patch is raised to allow for maximum independency in old age.
G-CON. Contemporary Art Gallery, 2011. Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstgewerbebüro. Offices for Decorative Arts Collection, 2007–2009. Männedorf, Switzerland
Noppenhalle. Private Art Space. Männedorf Switzerland 2005–2007
Eine alte Fabrikhalle wird als privates Kunstmuseum umgenutzt. Eine vollständig neue Hülle bietet Schutz und stellt dies mit seiner modellierten Betonfassade auch bildhaft dar.
Sarajevo Now! Strategic Proposal, 2016. Sarajevo, Bosnia
Can a museum be a force for change in a city? Two decades removed from a devastating war, Sarajevo is today held hostage in a state of political paralysis with no end in sight. Destruction and neglect have transformed the city into a different kind of urban frontier. The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina epitomizes this phenomenon. Like no other building in Sarajevo, the ‘People’s Museum’ stands as an icon of resistance and continued resilience. Starved of funds and abandoned by government, citizens have been invited to activate the structure in new and unexpected ways.
Inspired by these demonstrations of solidarity and popular ownership, in Sarajevo Now: The People’s Museum, Urban-Think Tank and Baier Bischofberger Architects redefine the museum not as an institution dedicated solely to the display of objects, but as a catalytic urban space. The same resourcefulness shown under conditions of extreme stress has revolutionary potential in the post‑conflict era. The temporary strategies of adaptive reuse presented in this exhibition seek to channel that energy through architecture and design. Not towards restoration, but to support an alternative model of urban regeneration.
15. Architecture Biennale, Venice 2016
Space Odyssey. Extension to Private Residence, 2007–2009. Küsnacht, Switzerland
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Lagerhalle 1 Art Storage Facilities, 2006–2008. Männedorf, Switzerland
Am Rosenweg Residential Development, 2012–2017. Männedorf, Switzerland