The FORUM UZH unveiled. Second project by Herzog & de Meuron in the city of Zurich.
The FORUM UZH brings the faculites of law, economics and modern languages together in one building in the middle of Zurich’s university and hospital quarter. The new university building consists of a topographical plinth for teaching, a hovering stand-alone building for research and a unifying Forum. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron
Helsinki Dreispitz, a project initiated and developed by Herzog & de Meuron, comprises an archive and apartment building on Helsinki Strasse at the Dreispitz area in Basel. The warehouse contains not only the substantial archives that have accumulated since the establishment of Herzog & de Meuron in 1978 but also a collection of artworks acquired largely from artists with whom we have worked for many years. Until now the archives—plans, documents, drawings, sketches, samples of building materials, models and model fragments in different sizes and materials— were stored in several different places, making it difficult and inconvenient to source, organize and study them, for instance for publications or exhibition projects. All of these holdings are now under one roof in the Helsinki Dreispitz premises, which meet contemporary conservatorial needs and logistical requirements. The key task is the storage and care of the archives. Making them, or parts of them, accessible for research and study is one of various future scenarios. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron
Skolkovo is a private initiative backed by the Russian government for a new urban community 16 km west of Moscow. Christened after a nearby village, the new settlement will occupy an area of 4.8 km2. At present, the locality is covered mainly by fields, meadows and woodland, dotted with industrial and derelict sites from the Soviet era. It is traversed by motorways, including the main traffic artery to Minsk. Skolkovo is the extremely ambitious and duly publicized attempt to build a new district that – unlike the erstwhile Soviet satellite towns – offers inherent urban quality through a vibrant mix of uses. No less important is the aim of creating a globally reputed centre for innovative twenty-first century technology, embracing the research, production, administrative and even headquarter facilities of new companies, as well as schools, institutes and a university. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron
The masterplan of the Novartis Campus in Basel calls for a uniform building height of 23.5 m. Our office building Asklepios 8 is taller because it is situated at the outermost corner of the campus, where the open expanse of the river Rhine invites a different scale. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron