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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Restoration – Mythenschloss in Zurich, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

 
September 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Competition, Zurich 2014; 3rd place: The almost-lakeside Mythenschloss is located as an urban component within a mixture of stone, neoclassical buildings and modern glass cubes. Although its location marks an interface between the city square and the water, the structure is identical on both sides – the Mythenquais and Alfred-Escher-Strasse. The concept aims to correct this lack of differentiation and have differentiated sides.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

The square-facing side now has no projections and recesses. With this delicate facade language, the building, precisely positioned on the existing traffic building line, evokes a dialogue with the urban fabric.

The dimensions of the new facade remain unchanged. The clear internal arrangement of a classical building, as in the case of Mythenschloss, acts as a gentle component within the new design concept, without dominating it.

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