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SECOND PRIZE FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDING KALCHBÜHLSTRASSE IN WOLLISHOFEN

The Wohn- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft Zürich (wsgz) has held a competition for the construction of a replacement of the Kalchbühlstrasse housing estate in Wollishofen. 60 apartments with a good living quality are planned on this attractive site. Our proposal came second. We congratulate Darlington Meier Architekten on winning first prize!

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WALO BUILDING BY NIGHT

On Friday, 15.11. we invited everyone to visit the completed WALO Building in District 5. We were very happy about the large number of guests! The apartments were occupied at the beginning of December.

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3rd PRIZE FOR BEIERSDORF WERK 1 IN HAMBURG

On the site of Werk 1 of the Beiersdorf AG in Hamburg’s Eimsbüttel district, a lively, urban quarter with predominantly residential use and additional other uses is being developed. Our design was awarded 3rd prize in the urban planning and open space planning expert appraisal procedure.

TIMBER HIGH-RISE  "PI" AT THE VERY TOP

Tagesschau on SRF from 4.10.2019: “Wood is popular again among architects and builder-owners” – The “Pi” timber tower will be one of the tallest timber buildings in the world. In Switzerland it takes 14th place among the tallest high-rises.

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HOW DO WE WANT TO LIVE?

Wohnbaugenossenschaften Zürich (Housing Cooperatives Zurich), the regional association of non-profit housing developers, turns 100. This anniversary is celebrated with a four-month festival at the Zentrum Architektur Zürich. The exhibition and a varied programme of events will last until 31.1.2020. Our peep-boxes on the Glasi Areal in Bülach are also exhibited.

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1ST PRIZE FOR MULTIGENERATIONAL LIVING IN BURKWIL

The charitable Burkwil Foundation has invited architectural offices to take part in a competition for a multigenerational housing project in the community of Meilen. Around 100 residential units for up to 180 people of different ages are to be built on a 19,000m² site. Our project was awarded 1st prize.

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1st PRIZE FOR THE «PI» TIMBER HIGH-RISE IN ZUG

We are very pleased about the 1st prize at the competition for the timber high-rise “Pi” in Zug. V-ZUG Immobilien AG is planning a residential tower with around 200 apartments, most of which are inexpensive, to be completed by 2024.

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OFFICE TRIP TO BILBAO

Duplex Architekten on tour in Bilbao and Rioja, enjoying sunshine, good food and wine. It was wonderful!

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GLASI AREAL ALWAYS UP TO DATE

From now on, a webcam will keep us up to date on the progress of construction works on the Glasi Areal. The picture shows the construction site on Friday, 30.8.2019 at 3.30 PM.

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ARCHETYPES

In his solo exhibition at the Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montréal, David K. Ross presents large-format architectural models. Ross’ photographs are the result of four years of research and exclusive access to construction sites around the world. All pictures were taken in the dark using flash. David K. Ross also captured this mock-up on the construction site of our student residence in Basel. The Type-C print is on display in the exhibition, which lasts from 28.8. - 19.10.2019.

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„HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM”

Our project Ersatzneubau Lacheren is one of 150 projects submitted for the call “Houston, we have a problem”. The compilation of projects shows substantial contributions which, beyond the conventional solutions using thermal insulation composite systems, help to put “Spaceship Earth” on track in times of climate change. The projects are on display at the DAZ until 7 July.

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ON-SITE VISIT TO LIMMATFELD

On 29 June we opened the doors of the Limmatfeld residential development. In the seven individual buildings, 159 apartments were built for the BEP Baugenossenschaft des Eidgenössischen Personals (Building Cooperative of the Swiss Federal Staff) and 61 apartments for the NEST Collective Foundation. Residents start moving in from mid-July.