Office tour 2018
We spent a beautiful september weekend in Paris with Oscar Niemeyer, Jean Nouvel, OMA, Muoto, LAN, Le Corbusier, Beckmann/N’Thépé, Dominique Perrault and many more.
On 4 september 2018 the “building for federal counsellor Walther Stampfli” for the compensation fund of the OASI in Geneva was formally inaugurated. Federal counsellor Ueli Maurer cut the ribbon together with representatives of the governement, the fund and the compensation office Manuel Leuthold, Marco Netzer, Eric Breval, Pierre Maudet, Serge Gaillard and Christian Kuntzer.
Storey by storey starting at the ground floor, the concrete construction is being put up simultaneously with the wood construction. The first flight of the broad winding stairs has already been released from the complex formwork. Only the surface of the steps will have to be grinded for its completion.
The mock-up illustrates aesthetical and constructional aspects of the facade and the interior in order to help the planners and clients taking decisions. During the construction of a hybrid timber building, master builder, timber constructor and facade constructor have to work closely together. Procedures can be optimized for the actual building process with help of the mock-up.
On Thursday, 8 June 2017, the groundbreaking ceremony for the headquarters of an international organisation took place in Geneva with Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, Ambassador Valentin Zellweger as representative of the Swiss Confederation, Mr François Longchamp, President of the Canton of Geneva and the President of the Community of Pregny-Chambésy, Mr Philippe Schwarm.