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Rooftop view integrated into the surroundings. Volumetric models
Rooftop view integrated into the surroundings. Volumetric models

Rooftop view integrated into the surroundings. Volumetric models
Rooftop view integrated into the surroundings. Volumetric models

Tiefenbrunnen Marina, Zürich
Tiefenbrunnen Marina, Zürich

Ground and upper floor plans
Ground and upper floor plans

Showroom, second floor. Programmatic diagram
Showroom, second floor. Programmatic diagram

Cafeteria, fourth floor. Programmatic diagram
Cafeteria, fourth floor. Programmatic diagram

Open plan office, fifth floor. Rooftop detailed section
Open plan office, fifth floor. Rooftop detailed section

Conference room, first floor. Facade detailed section
Conference room, first floor. Facade detailed section

Longitudinal section
Longitudinal section

Longitudinal section
Longitudinal section




PROJECTINDEX
HONOURABLE MENTION
POWERFUL SPACES
Universidade do Porto

Due to the landscape significance of the Zürichsee, the headquarters of the Foundation emerges as a representative space for the corporative identity of the KIBAG group, a concrete producer with an emblematic relevance in Helvetic territory.
Because of its limitrophe position off the Tiefenbrunnen Marina in Zürich, the building intends to assume an exceptional presence that dialogues with the horizontalness of the Zürichsee and the low density continuous urban front.

The spatial sequence that organizes the KIBAG Foundation rises as a reflexion of the interpretation of the site - a space with a specific character and identity distinctly created to establish mediation between the city and the building.
As a formation center for the KIBAG group workers and as a conference and exhibition nucleus opened to the city, the proposed programme expressively distinguishes itself through dimension and nature.
For its total coherent definition, the clarity of forms and the apparent concrete surfaces that highlight the harmony of the aggregates extracted from the vast lake extension are determinant, as well as the lightness and transparency of the glass walls which together define the tectonic elements that create the associations between space, site and its overall meaning.