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Herzog & de Meuron design a "Hovering Trapezoid Structure" for the University of Zurich

Herzog & de Meuron has released details of their proposed Forum UZH, creating a new center for education and research on the city campus of the University of Zurich. The new building is a seen as a crucial element for ensuring the future viability of Zurich as a higher education hub, upgrading and consolidating an existing aging, dispersed campus.

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Herzog & de Meuron has released details of their proposed Forum UZH, creating a new center for education and research on the city campus of the University of Zurich. The new building is a seen as a crucial element for ensuring the future viability of Zurich as a higher education hub, upgrading and consolidating an existing aging, dispersed campus.Due to be completed in 2027, the Forum UZH will occupy a prominent corner site, combining expansive public space with the firm?s recognizable clean, contemporary language. Situated in the old city?s university quarter, dominated by stand-alone buildings set back from the street on below-ground plinths and terraces, the Forum UZH forms the 21st-century embodiment of the stately urban campus.
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The Forum?s ?topographical plinth? serves as a primary teaching hub, while terraces built into the slope are stepped around a central forum. The plateaus form places for students and the public to congregate, access lecture halls, classrooms, cafes, shops, gyms, and sports facilities. A flowing transition between insi...
Source: Archdaily
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