Europaallee 21, Zurich, Switzerland

Three architects, four buildings, one address: Max Dudler, Gigon/Guyer and David Chipperfield Architects designed a striking building complex for major bank UBS. Like sails of a windmill, the four parts of the building gather around a shared inner courtyard in the new district around Zurich’s main station. The building by Gigon/Guyer shines onto Lagerstrasse. Depending on the light, the façade shimmers in gold with its fabric inserts. Cafés and shops on the ground fl oor draw passers-by into the building.

ProjectEuropaallee 21, Zurich, Switzerland
ArchitectureMax Dudler, Berlin|Zurich; Gigon/Guyer Architekten, Zurich, Switzerland; David Chipperfield Architects, Berlin, Germany
Walter Knoll locationCafé “Il Caffè”, Haus Lagerstrasse, Gigon/Guyer Architekten; Haus Freischützgasse, David Chipperfield Architects
Walter Knoll product369
PhotosStefan Müller, Berlin, Germany