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Caruso St John

Office Building Escher Wyss . Zurich

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Caruso St John Architects

Caruso St John Architects have won the competition for a new office building in the Escher-Wyss district of Zürich west. The building, comprised of offices on the upper floors with retail and public amenities on the ground floor, will stand adjacent to Hardbrücke road bridge alongside a number of listed industrial buildings. The project is being developed by Allreal Generalunternehmung AG. Continue reading Caruso St John

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Caruso St. John . Boltshau­ser . jes­senvollenwei­der

Frohburg . Zurich

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Caruso St. John Architects . Boltshau­ser Architek­ten . jes­senvollenwei­der architektur . Mau­rus Schifferli Landschafts­ar­chitekt

An island over the city

The Frohburg garden settlement is located north of the center of Zurich on the outskirts of Oerlikon. With the neighboring Tierspital, the Irchel campus of the University of Zurich and the Irchelpark (designed by Eduard Neuenschwander, 1978), it forms an island that extends from south to north around the western flank of the Zürichberg. The flowing green space of the landscape park, in which the three building structures are located, not only determines the spatial layout of the complex, but also gives the island its precise character and atmosphere above the city. Continue reading Caruso St. John . Boltshau­ser . jes­senvollenwei­der

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Caruso St John

Bremer Landesbank . Bremen

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Caruso St John Architects . photos: © Hélène Binet . + architecture today

The site for the head office of the Bremer Landesbank is a public platform from which the institution should project itself. What should a bank look like today? Amongst the structures gathered together at Bremen’s historic temple district, from the Romanesque spire of the Dom at its centre, to the small houses along the edge of the flower market, the bank should stand like a city elder, taking its place amongst the other important figures. With its close proximity to the mediaeval Town Hall and to the Dom, the bank should not attract too much attention, it should be reserved, but dressed in clothes of the highest quality. Above all it should have an open and honest face. Continue reading Caruso St John