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FORUM UZH . Zurich

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The new Zurich University Forum plays a leading role in the university district. In urban planning terms it is intended to define the planned Gloriapark, to become part of the ‘culture mile’ along Rämistrasse, and to provide a convincing transition to the more fine-grained scale of the adjoining district. Continue reading EM2N

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Hammerbrooklyn Digital Campus . Hamburg

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On the Hammerbrooklyn Campus site the scale of the ‘Gross­markt’, the ‘Fruchthof’ the ‘Deichtorhallen’, the ‘Oberhafen’ and railway infrastructures encounters traditional urban design made up of block edge developments and the ‘Kontorhaus’ office blocks. In relating to this context, we work with two elements: the urban fabric as a spatial frame and the icon used to mark a place. Continue reading EM2N . Spine

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Zellweger Park building . Uster

EM2N . photos: © Damian Poffet

The plan that we drew up for the Zellweger site in 2008 aims at an urban design that is essentially different to the suburban fabric of Uster. The combination of a big park with the large-scale buildings embedded in it is intended to produce a unique place. For Plot D, directly beside Zellweger pond, the plan envisages a series of individual buildings which ensure that the permeability of the park and the relationship to the pond are maintained. Continue reading EM2N