Photo © Walter Mair, Basel
Photo © Walter Mair, Basel
Photo © Walter Mair, Basel
Photo © Walter Mair, Basel
Photo © Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz, Zug

Fachhochschule Sihlhof

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Zurich, Switzerland
KV Schweiz, SKV Immobilien AG
Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure, Zürich
Walter Mair, Basel / Karin Gauch und Fabien Schwartz, Zug

«Double Yard and School»
In order to integrate the building in its heterogeneous surroundings in urban planning terms it has a calm front to Europa-Allee, while on the courtyard side it steps in two-storey blocks. The building reflects approximately the volume permitted by the building regulations and as a result can incorporate the sizable spatial program.

The two universities have a jointly used lightwell, which moves back and forth between single space and coherent courtyard figure. It creates visual and acoustic relationships and produces a strong identity.

The building envelope consists of large windows and prefabricated, three-dimensional artificial stone elements, which are fitted together tectonically so that they create a blocky corporality. The beige-yellowish colour of the polished Jura limestone relates to the dominant shades in the built surroundings.

Tageslicht-Award 2010/2014, Finals
best architects 2009
contractworld award 2007, 3. Prize
Auszeichnung guter Bauten im Kanton Zürich 2006, Anerkennung
Auszeichnung guter Bauten der Stadt Zürich 2002–2005

Competition 1999, 1st Prize

Other Projects by Giuliani Hönger Architekten

Hörsaalgebäude Weichenbauhalle vonRoll
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Fussgänger- und Fahrradbrücke Steigerhubel
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Fachhochschulzentrum Graubünden
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Universitätsspital Klinikum 2
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Wohn- und Gewerbehaus Schlotterbeck
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