After visiting the major Swiss cities I can tell without any doubt that Switzerland boasts top class buildings and I particularly appreciated the ones designed by local architects.
FOCUS TERRA – ETH | HOLZER KOBLER |
Sonneggstrasse 5, 8006 Zürich
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE – ETH
ETH Hönggerberg building – Stefano- Franscini-Platz 5, 8049 Zürich
LANDESMUSEUM | CHRIST & GANTENBEIN |
Museumstrasse 2, 8001 Zürich
EUROPAALLEE | DAVID CHIPPERFIELD |
Museumstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich
LE CORBUSIER HOUSE
Höschgasse 8, 8008 Zürich
SIHLCITY | THEO HOTZ |
Kalanderpl. 1, 8045 Zürich
Just by getting a bit further north Zürich city centre you can find some pretty impressive buildings with highly geometrical facades full of interesting patterns and lines.
I really need to thank Philipp Heer, @lerichti on Instagram, who showed me all these beautiful buildings and facades that fill his Instagram gallery. For those who don’t know him, he is an excellent photographer based in Zürich whose work focuses on architecture, mostly in Switzerland.
These are some of the architecture jewels he showed me. You can find all of them on his Instagram page as well – which I literally used as a great source of information and inspiration to plan my Swiss trip -.
DADO-HAUS | WILD BÄR HEULE ARCHITECTS |
WILD BÄR HEULE ARCHITECTS
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF AQUATIC SCIENCE | BOB GYSIN |
Überland Str. 133, 8600 Dübendorf
SCHULE LEUTSCHENBACH | CHRISTIAN KEREZ |
Saatlenfussweg 3, 8050 Zürich
More interesting buildings and facades that you can find walking in the same area.
More places worth a visit:
train station designed by Santiago Calatrava
University of Zurich Law Faculty
DO NOT MISS THIS!! Unfortunately I couldn’t see the library for the law faculty of the university of Zurich (Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut RWI). The old building is from the 90’s and designed by Hermann Fietz while the oval library is designed by Santiago Calatrava. (Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zürich)
- Freitag flagship store
flagship store of the well-known Ümessenger bag brand made of piled freight containers
(Geroldstrasse 17, 8008 Zürich)
- Museum Rietberg
art museum of non-European cultures (Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zürich)