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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.

AWEL Workshop in Andelfingen, Switzerland by Rossetti + Wyss architects

 
June 29th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rossetti + Wyss architects

The Canton of Zurich adds a new building to its waterways engineering operations center to house vehicles and machines that serves at the same time as a workshop for carrying out detail work. The concept for the building draws on traditional agricultural construction while at the same time, so to speak, realizing a childhood dream: stacking up and layering simple wooden blocks to build an elementary structure. The workshop is made up of 36 solid wood elements. Every single element has its own structural effect, protecting the space and forming part of the whole. Everything that is necessary is there, with nothing superfluous added. The solid timber support structure is visible both inside and out. Restraint is the creative byword here. But the simplicity is anything but ordinary.

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

  • Architects: Rossetti + Wyss architects
  • Project: AWEL Workshop
  • Location: Andelfingen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Jürg Zimmermann
  • Client: Zurich Canton – Construction Department
  • Building engineer: Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG, Zurich Switzerland
  • Timber construction: Erne Holzbau AG, Stein
  • Electrical engineer: Zürcher Elektroplanungen AG, St. Gallen Switzerland
  • Netto surface area: 475 m2
  • Total timber used: 340 m3
  • Execution: August 2014 – March 2015
  • Year of completion: 2015

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

The workshop draws on the principles of block assembly – taking it to undreamt-of dimensions – intermeshing the elements at the corners. The wooden elements are interconnected on the building site in only two days, so that the rather soft components come together to form a stable structure.

The timber used regrows in Swiss forests in just 18 minutes.

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

CV Nathalie Rossetti  (Dipl. Arch. ETH / SIA / BSA)

Nathalie Rossetti was born 1970 in Neapel (Italy), studied at the ETH in Zurich (Diploma 1995 Prof. Flora Ruchat). 1995 collaboration in the studio of René Stoos, Brugg/Switzerland. 1996 assistant in the studio of Prof. H.E.Kramel at  ETHZ. 1997 – 2000 collaboration in the office of Bétrix & Consolascio architects, Erlenbach/ Switzerland: Co-project leader for the gym in Zug/ Switzerland. Founder of Rossetti + Wyss architects in January 2000. 2004 assistant in the studio of Sandra Giraudi at the USI – Mendrisio/Switzerland. Since 2007 member of the board of directors of the Swiss engineer and architects association SIA. Member of juries in architecture competitions. Since 2010 member of the confederation of Swiss architects BSA.

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

CV Mark Aurel Wyss  (Dipl. Arch. ETH / SIA / BSA)

Mark Aurel Wyss was born 1970 in Berne (Switzerland), studied at the ETH in Zurich (Diploma 1995 Prof. Mario Campi). Studied during 1993 – 1994  at Rhode Island School of Design RISD, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 1995 – 2000 collaboration in the office of Bétrix & Consolascio architects, Erlenbach/ Switzerland: project leader for the congress- und Fair center ‘Halle 9’, at the Olma in St.Gallen/Switzerland. Founder of Rossetti + Wyss architects in January 2000. Member of juries in architecture competitions. Since 2010 member of the confederation of Swiss architects BSA.

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

Image Courtesy © Jürg Zimmermann

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Image Courtesy © Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

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