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Kaufmannsmühlenkamp . Bremen

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The winning project by EM2N for the site on Kaufmannsmühlenkamp in Bremen, on which the German Armed Forces high-rise stands, complements the existing 14-storey tower block by adding two precisely positioned residential buildings, a compact, point-like building and a long, low-rise block, to create an ensemble that provides a sense of identity. A plinth connecting these buildings houses communal and public functions and, along with the associated outdoor spaces, creates places of encounter that can be easily appropriated and produce an open, programmatic piece of city in this quarter. Continue reading EM2N

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UBS Headquarters Refurbishment . Zurich

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EM2N . photos: © Roger Frei

Over generations the historical headquarters of the UBS at 45 Bahnhofstrasse gradually distanced itself more and more from its original structure and appearance, becoming a patchwork made up of buildings from different epochs. The goal of the general refurbishment was to create a contemporary framework, to clarify the characteristics of the headquarters and to distinguish clearly between the different functions within the building and present them in the appropriate way. Continue reading EM2N