Sommer Pavillon Zürich

Zürich
Summer Pavilion Zurich by Shigeru Ban entrance and closed window panels in polycarbonate
Photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
Entrance and open window panel in polycarbonate
Photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
Interior with paper tubes and carbon fiber beams
Photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
Detail paper tubes repeating the column grid and carbon fiber beams
Photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
The terrace of Villa Wesendonck is integrated into the summer pavilion
Photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
Paper tubes are the counterpart of the doric columns
Photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
Detail villa Wesendonck statue in front of the pavilion
Photo © Didier Boy de la Tour
Architects
Architekturbüro Herbert Bruhin
Location
Zürich
Year
2013
Cost
100K - 1M
Stories
1-5 Stories
Client
Museum Rietberg Zürich
Bauingenieure
Conzett Bronzini Partner AG + Staubli, Kurath & Partner AG
Generalunternehmer
Bieri Tenta AG
Entwurfsarchitekt
Shigeru Ban Architects Paris

The journey from sketching an idea to the finished building is a long one. It ranges from deliberations on technical feasibility and structural analysis to the fulfilment of all legal requirements. This project involved the development and coordination of all of these tasks. The design of the pavilion bears the signature of Japanese architect and Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Shigeru Ban. The trick was to implement his ideas – pillars made of cardboard and a shell of polycarbonate – using Swiss building techniques. The pavilion is a temporary annexe to Rietberg Museum's Villa Wesendonck and functions as additional event space.

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