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Friday18 August 2017

Stanton Williams takes on locals for Swiss lab job

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Stirling Prize winner only overseas firm shortlisted for Zurich work

Stanton Williams is the only foreign architect to be shortlisted for a scheme in Switzerland to design a new physics building at a university in Zurich.

The firm has linked up with a number of Swiss firms including local practice Stähelin Architekten to bid for the work at ETH Zurich.

The university wants to build a 15,000sq m laboratory and research building for its Hönggerberg campus located just outside Zurich. The building will include laboratories, teaching spaces and offices.

 

Stanton Williams Zurich

The new laboratory will be built at a site (middle top) with a potential second building slated for parkland (bottom left)

 

The campus is being developed as a masterplan and shortlisted practices are also being asked to work up proposals for a potential second building adjacent to the physics building.

A winner is due to be announced this June.

The other shortlisted architects are Mlzd Architekten, Harry Gugger Studio, Boltshauser Architekten and EM2N.

 

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