A new academic guest house turns into a visible landmark owing to its floating horizontality and the relationship of scale to the existing building. Although the abstract construction clearly contrasts with the existing building, it also creates a relation to the entire group of HPP buildings and rounds it off. The supporting and spatial structure consists of two floors suspended on tension elements. They transfer the forces through a high cassette roof to the indoor supports and core. The individual architectural elements, their formulation and their structural interaction have a direct spatial effect and are tangible.

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001Guest house HPP

Academic guest house as extension to the physics building, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Studios, entrance hall, catering
Open project competition 2007, 5th prize