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The city of Zurich strives for its cityscape and promotes discussions about architecture and urban space.
“Kunst am Bau” (“Art on Construction”) is specifically designed to promote works of art on public buildings.

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September 2017

Thema Talks: Nikola Marincic

22 September
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

ABOUT: If quantum physics could talk to us about architecture, what would it say? Questions like this, as strange as they might sound, are far from being a fantasy in the context of contemporary mathematical and computational modelling. Within the paradigm of communication, we will ask architecture a question that it cannot answer alone, but get our answer nevertheless. The realisation of this possibility should help us reach another level of abstraction, from which the notion of architectural model could…

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Towards.Maps (workshop)

28 September
Dynamo Zürich (offiziell), Wasserwerkstrasse 21, Zürich, 8006 + Google Map

Towards Maps are maps that plot our perspectives on urban development. They show real data about cities, but through a personal point of view, they visualize how we see the city and how we would like it to develop. The workshop points to fill the knowledge gap on cities through the making of digital maps showing personal perspectives on real locations. In one day workshop we will introduce basic digital mapping techniques: how to gather data and visualise them on…

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Open House Zürich – Architecture for everyone 2017

30 September - 1 October
Zürich, Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map

Open House Zürich, for the second time. On 30.9. and 1.10. In 2017 the doors of Zurich opened again. The opportunity to take a look behind the scenes, learn more about architecture and experience how versatile in Zurich is and is used to. The architecture and city experience is free for all visitors and illustrates the wealth and diversity of urban life with guided tours of around 80 historical and contemporary buildings. Guided tours illustrate how architecture and urban development…

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December 2017

miniatures and landscapes

10 December
BALTSprojects, Bernerstrasse Nord 180, 8064 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The exhibition miniatures and landscapes shows a series of large-scale models that try to miniaturize the architectural space or space systems. A university building, a residential block, a sports hall - each of these models was built in 1:50, 1:20 or 1:33 scale. A dynamic pole for the presence of the models is the photo projected onto the wall. These show photographs of rurality and urban landscapes. The models move through a series of landscapes. There are spaces and space…

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