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A Former Weapons Factory in Zurich Gets a Colorful Renovation with “Love, Peace and Happiness”

Posted By Conny Capri On January 15, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

 Oerlikon Bührle Areal , Seebach, Zurich,  Fischer AG Immobilienmanagement , interior renovation, Renato Soldenhoff, Curious About, Conny Capri

The Oerlikon Bührle Areal [1] is an administration building in Seebach, Zurich, which had its heyday in the 1970s. After a period of being vacant, the building was resurrected with the premise of being rented out to small and medium-sized companies. Given the structure’s former use as place for tool and weapons production, the property was given the tongue-in-cheek name “Love, Peace and Happiness”. In order to kick off the renovation, the administration department of Fischer AG Immobilienmanagement [2] called for bids for signage and artwork for the construction. Renato Soldenhoff [3] (Curious About) and the visual designer Conny Capri [4] formed a team and together they won and implemented the project “Merging Spaces”. Each of the three building wings was assigned a color and a subject from the title concept. Colored lines guide visitors from the entrances into the respective wings, and interior areas are designated in a playful way using colored keywords.

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[1] Oerlikon Bührle Areal: http://www.wuala.com/curiousabout/Share/LPH/

[2] Fischer AG Immobilienmanagement: http://fischer97.ch/

[3] Renato Soldenhoff: http://www.curiousabout.ch/

[4] Conny Capri: http://www.connycapri.com/

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