Exhibition Kunstmuseum Olten

01.06. – 25.08.2024, Kunstmuseum Olten

We are happy about participating in the exhibition “Begin Again. Fail Better” at the Kunstmuseum Olten, where two drawings of our practice will be shown.

“The summer exhibition “Begin Again. Fail Better – preliminary drawings in architecture (and art)”, which will be accompanied by a publication published by Park Books, is a collaboration between the architects Manuel Montenegro (PT), Helen Thomas (GB) and Marco Bakker (CH/NL), the Drawing Matter Foundation (GB) and the archives of the three Swiss architecture schools ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne and USI-Accademia di architettura Mendrisio, as well as over 50 practicing Swiss architecture firms.”

Kunstmuseum Olten

April 23, 2024

Guest Crit HSLU

Kai Zipse is an expert / critic in the studio of Stefan Wülser at the Hochschule Luzern, for the mid-term review on 25th April 2024 and final review on 26th June 2024.

May 27, 2024
April 15, 2024

1st Prize Open Space Rosental Mitte

Our team of Studio Céline Baumann + Weyell Zipse, in collaboration with Knopp + Kniel and the ecologist Martin Frei, has won the competition Open Space Rosental Mitte.

The oldest still operating area of Basel’s chemical industry between Messe and Badischer Bahnhof will be transformed into an integral attractive and mixed district over the next decades.

We are looking forward to implementing our strategy for the design of the streets, squares and green spaces, in order to define a “set of rules for the open space”.
Activating measures and participatory processes complement the successive change of this central, yet for a long time publically inaccessible part of the city, to create social and urban qualities within a robust and resilient ecological framework.

April 23, 2024
April 9, 2024

Federation of Swiss Architects

Christian Weyell and Kai Zipse were appointed members of the Federation of Swiss Architects.

We are very honored and looking forward to being more actively engaged in shaping Swiss building culture.

Link: FSA

April 15, 2024
April 1, 2024

Visiting Professorship KIT

We are looking forward to teaching as visiting professors at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2024.

Link: KIT

 

INSIDE OUT – Raum für Möglichkeiten

Climate change and the associated consequences for people and the environment require us to question our building practice. Dealing with existing buildings is the key to sustainable construction. But how can we make buildings fit for future climatic and social changes – beyond mere refurbishment?  

This semester, we want to explore the potential of climatic buffer zones in an experimental, design-led and constructive way. Zones, that are not clearly defined as indoor or outdoor spaces and can change their nature, offering spaces for opportunities. We are looking for future-oriented architecture that questions existing conventions and deals with constructive issues as well as social and societal aspects.

April 9, 2024
March 15, 2024

Exhibition Tokyo

We are very excited to be a participant in the exhibition „Swiss Visions“, by JSAA in Tokyo, together with our dear colleagues and friends Truwant + Rodet +, Waldrap and By Jung, shown from March 29th – April 12th 2024 in Axis Gallery, Roppongi, Tokyo.

Join us, for the exhibition opening on March 29th, and our lecture on March 30th in Japan!

More info on: http://js-aa.org

Swiss Visions
A New Generation of Architectural Expressions
『スイス・ヴィジョン ─ 新世代の表現手法』

この度、日本・スイスの建築文化交流のプラットフォームとして2018年に設立した日瑞建築文化協会(JSAA)は、第3回目のイベントとして、スイスの1980年代前半生まれの建築家4組(BYJUNG / Truwant + Rodet + / WALDRAP / Weyell Zipse)の映像・音のインスタレーションの展覧会『スイス・ヴィジョン ─ 新世代の表現手法』を開催いたします。

April 1, 2024
March 11, 2024

"On the Ground" - Guest Critic at ETH Zurich

On March 12, 2024, Christian Weyell will be a guest at “Studio Unicorn”, Lisa Euler and Tanja Reimer’s guest studio at ETH Zurich.

“On the Ground – Plinth of the City: Contemporary architecture is in a “crisis of the plinth”. Too little importance is attached to the design and programming of first floors as places of encounter. Urban porosity, differentiated threshold spaces, striking streetscapes and the urban climate call for a new architectural repertoire for the base of the city.”

March 15, 2024
December 5, 2023

Architecture Guide Germany 2024

We are excited about the release of the Architecture Guide Germany 2024 by DOM publishers, with House P as the first project!

“From residential buildings to fire stations and park toilets, from Stralsund to Mainz and Regensburg: The Architecture Guide Germany 2024 presents more than 100 high-quality, exemplary buildings and ensembles that have recently been realized. The selection corresponds to the longlist for the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2024.”

DOM Publishers

Project
March 11, 2024
November 23, 2023

best architects 24 publication

The book of the best architects 24 award, for which Haus P received the award in gold, has been published.

best architects bookshop

Project
December 5, 2023
October 31, 2023

Guggach III Construction Site

The Guggach III construction site is progressing – after the removal of the scaffolding, the facade is now visible. We are looking forward to the completion of the building in summer of 2024!

Project
November 23, 2023
July 18, 2023

best architects 24 award

Haus P receives the best architects 24 award in gold.

“The award is conferred each year on completed architecture projects that are distinguished by outstanding architectural quality. An independent jury awards the «best architects» label and the «best architects in gold» label for exceptional quality. The award-winning projects are presented and documented in detail each year in a showcase publication.”

Project
October 31, 2023
July 3, 2023

DAM Preis 2024

Haus P is nominated for the DAM Preis 2024. The Prize is awarded annually by the German Architecture Museum, and recognizes the 100 most remarkable buildings in Germany.

Complementing the Prize, the Architecture Guide Germany  and the German Architecture Yearbook are published by DOM publishers, Berlin.

Project
July 18, 2023
June 13, 2023

"WohnJoker" - Guest Critic at Technical University Darmstadt

Christian Weyell will be a guest critic at the Department of Design and Housing Prof.’in i.V. on Wednesday, 14 June 2023. Dipl.-Ing. Audrey Shimomura at the TU Darmstadt.

“In the design “WohnJoker” we investigate the interaction of an “addition” of a new element in the experimental layout of an existing large housing complex of the 1970s. (…) The aim of the investigation is to design the future of the large housing complex out of its structure itself, i.e. to work not against but with the idea. The spaces and conceptual building typologies offer enough interpretative play and movement space to be reinvented and developed again and again.”

Link

Image: Lageplan Klarenthal Ernst May, Das Neue Wiesbaden, 1963

July 3, 2023
May 12, 2023

New Address

We moved! From now on, we work at our new address Efringerstrasse 32, in the residential and office building Riehenring (1980–1985) by Diener & Diener Architects. Come pay us a visit!

June 13, 2023
March 20, 2023

Talk EPFL - Un Dîner Avec

We are very happy about the invitation to the lunch talk series “Un Dîner Avec” at EPFL in Lausanne. Join us for an exchange of thoughts on Tuesday, 21st March 2023 at 12:15 at Archizoom, EPFL.

“uda_ (Un Dîner Avec) est une structure membre de l’association des étudiants en architecture (ASAR) à l’EPFL. L’objectif de ce comité est d’organiser différents débats et cycles de conférences en partant du point de vue et des attentes des étudiants.es.”

Instagram link : https://www.instagram.com/uda_epfl/?hl=fr

Website : https://www.epfl.ch/campus/associations/list/asar/index-fr-html/expo-2/

May 12, 2023
December 8, 2022

Talk S AM - On the Everyday

As part of the exhibition “Make Do With Now: New Directions in Japanese Architecture”, the Swiss Architecture Museum is organizing a series of informal talks events. We are very happy, to host the first part of the event series in our office location in the Basel harbor. From the Infotext of the S AM:

„Each event, which will take place in the workspace of a young practice based in Basel, brings together three practitioners working on similar themes in different locations: one from Japan, one the EU, and one from Switzerland. Short presentations of their work will be followed by an open-format discussion in which members of the audience are actively encouraged to take part. The first event in this series focuses on the ‘Everyday’. How does one interpret and evaluate the unspectacular scenery and situations of the everyday, and what tools are available to facilitate this process? What does it mean to design with the everyday life of a space beyond its completion in mind? And how might the everyday inspire a new form of aesthetics and ethics in architecture? These are some of the topics we are looking forward to discussing with our guests, who have been developing different approaches towards the quotidian in their work.”

 

Rui Itasaka, architect, RUI Architects, Tokyo
Jonathan Steiger, artist, Amsterdam
Kai Zipse and Christian Weyell, architects, Weyell Zipse Architekten, Basel
Moderated by Yuma Shinohara, S AMVenue: Ostquai, Hafenstrasse 25, 4057 Basel
Language: English
The event will be followed by a reception.
March 20, 2023
September 28, 2022

YES for Binningen

On Sunday, 25th September 2022, the population of Binningen voted with clear majority to approve the budget of 48 Million CHF for the extension and renovation of the „Schulcampus Dorf“, including a re-design of the public outdoor spaces, to revalue this location in the historic core of Binningen as a public village center.

After 2 years of being on hold, we are very excited to continue working on our project in collaboration with Hörner Architekten, scheduled for completion in 2026.

Project
December 8, 2022
September 2, 2022

Vereinslokal completed

The Vereinslokal Guggach is completed. Happy to share the new photographs by Max Creasy, in the middle of the Guggach III construction site.

Project
September 28, 2022
August 9, 2022

House E completed

Together with our partner architects Lisa Euler and Aleksandar Ćelović, we are pleased to announce the completion of House E on the Adriatic coast in Istria.

Project
September 2, 2022
August 3, 2022

Guest Critic at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technologie

On 04 August 2022 Christian Weyell will be a guest critic at the KIT, Institute of Design, Art and Theory EKUT with visiting professor Madelaine Kessler. The jury itself will take place at 97 Kaiserstrasse, and will run from 10.30-17.30.

Filling the Void: the death and life of the great European high street, explores the future of the high street through performance-led design. The studio look at the opportunity to test and re-imagine our town and city centres so that they can become places for everyone, whilst also questioning the role of the architect as someone who is both a designer and facilitator of events and conversations that can bring communities and stakeholders together to understand what a place can become.”

August 9, 2022
June 28, 2022

Haus P completed

Haus P in Stralsund is completed. We are very happy about the great new pictures by Simon Menges.

Project
August 3, 2022
June 17, 2022

1st prize competition Westfeld

We are very happy to have won the 1st prize in the competition for the 2nd construction phase on the Westfeld in Basel. Together with the building cooperative wohnen & mehr, we will realize around 80 apartments and the associated commercial space in the urban environment of the Westfeld, which is characterized by communal forms of living and working.

Project
June 28, 2022
May 5, 2022

Open Office

In the context of the Architekturwoche Basel we invite you to visit our office at Ostqaui. On 11. May and 13.5. May from 12:00-17:00 we open the doors for all interested visitors and give an insight into our office practice.

June 17, 2022
April 22, 2022

NO TO WAR

Weyell Zipse ist participant in NO TO WAR – a fundraising auction of architectural drawings for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

“MORE THAN 30 ARCHITECTS, INCLUDING: Peter Märkli, de Vylder / Vinck, MAIO, Alexander Brodsky, Philippe Rahm, FALA, Bureau (Daniel Zamarbide), Oana Stanescu, Comte & Meuwly, Raphael Kadid, NOMOS, Ted`A, Leonard Kadid,  A. Vaynberg, Isla, Leopold Banchini, KOSMOS…

WHERE THE COLLECTED MONEY WILL GO: The organizers will buy humanitarian aid (medicine, pampers, hygiene materials etc.) and will directly sent it to the Ukrainian border.

STARTING AUCTION BIDDING PRICE (for most of the drawings) will be 10 Swiss Francs.

WHERE AND WHEN: 30.04.2022 SEEBAHNSTRASSE 155, ZÜRICH. 17:00-21:00”

Organizers: Leonid Slonimskiy, Anastasia Vaynberg, Bianca Gardelegui

May 5, 2022
February 3, 2022

Guest Crit TU Darmstadt

Christian Weyell is a guest critic at the Department of Design and Industrial Methods of Building Construction, Prof. i.V. Martin Baur and Florian Latsch at the TU Darmstadt, on Wednesday, 09 February 2022.

“By creating a central Federal Institute for Photography, the competences for restoration, archiving, conservation and digitisation of old photographs, which have so far been decentralised but diverse, are to be bundled in one place. The task is to design a centre of excellence for the preservation of Germany’s photographic and visual heritage.”

Link Department

April 22, 2022
January 6, 2022

Guest Crit FHNW Muttenz

Christian Weyell is a guest critic at the final reviews in the studio of Ursula Hürzeler and Shadi Rahbaran at the FHNW in Muttenz, on Wednesday, 12th January 2022.

“An indoor swimming pool for Kleinbasel: The implementation of a new use in the form of an indoor swimming pool in an existing spatial structure should thus create places of liveability and a common identity for the Basel population. Concepts that create overlaps between different uses have proven to be viable. Thus, not only a swimming hall should be designed, but also a concept of use should be developed for the building as a whole with which it is associated.”

link semester program

February 3, 2022
November 22, 2021

2nd prize Schulraum Talholz

We are happy to announce that we have, together with Donet Schäfer Reimer Architekten and Studio Vulkan, received the second prize in the competition for a new primary school in Bottmingen, near Basel

Project
January 6, 2022
October 11, 2021

Guest Crit HSLU

Kai Zipse is a guest critic in the studio of Marianne Meister at the Hochschule Luzern, for the mid-term review on 26th November 2021 and final review on 20th January 2022.

November 22, 2021
September 23, 2021

Panel Swiss Art Awards

We are looking forward to attend the panel “Architecture paradigm change in the emergency of global warming” that is part of the Swiss Art Award Activities Programm on Friday 24th of September from 11am -12.30pm at Halle 3 Messe Basel . Join us on-site or online.

October 11, 2021
August 26, 2021

2nd Ankauf / 5th rank, Kunstmuseum Olten

The project by  Weyell Zipse and Truwant + Rodet + in collaboration with Margrith + August Künzel Landscape Architects receives the 2nd Ankauf / 5th rank  in the competition for the Kunstmuseum Olten.

Project
September 23, 2021
July 13, 2021

Guest Crit Uni Kassel

Kai Zipse is a guest critic at the final reviews in the studio of Kawahara Krause at the University of Kassel, on Wednesday, 14th July 2021.

“Architektur bedarf einer stringenten Logik und kann dennoch Unschärfe zulassen. Flux Order will in der Vereinigung des scheinbar Gegensätzlichen das Ungewisse als Potential begreifen. „Architecture as Cave“ beschreibt Architektur, deren räumliches Potential die individuelle Aneignung erfordert. Dem gegenüber steht die „Architecture as Nest“, in der die räumliche Situation durch die Architektur konstruiert ist. Im Spannungsfeld dieser Dualität soll im Entwurf eine Struktur gefunden werden, die den Spielraum der Möglichkeiten zwischen definiert und aneignungsfähig auslotet und somit das Potential des Wandels zum Ausdruck bringt.”

Instagram Studio

August 26, 2021
July 6, 2021

2nd prize Fleur de la Champagne

Our project “Common Land” receives the 2nd prize in the competition for cooperative housing “Fleur de la Champagne” in Biel.

Project
July 13, 2021
June 14, 2021

Guest Crit EPFL / Assemble

Kai Zipse will be a guest critic at the final reviews in the studio of Assemble at the EPFL in Lausanne, on Tuesday, 1st June 2021.

“This studio is founded on the belief that an understanding of how things are made brings an intimate engagement with the problems and possibilities of the real world. We are interested in the material life of buildings, how we process the fabric of our environments to construct spaces. From local resources to global trade; vernacular methods and new technology and auxiliary industrial processes -we will consciously appraise our materials.”

Link studio program

June 14, 2021
May 20, 2021

image [im-ij] \ ˈim-ij \

Weyell Zipse is part of the publication “image [im-ij] \ ˈim-ij \” by Archaic Studio.

“A design and communication tool, the image remains a decisive and crucial step in the definition of any project, whether it materializes through its construction or persists under the form of paper architecture.

With Image, Anja Dotter invites us to feel the pulse of a young guard of European architects by questioning them about their relationship to images.

Through a series of interviews with emerging architects, photographers and image makers, Image highlights and confronts different approaches to the architectural image in a world where it circulates, travels and is shared more than ever!”

With contributions by: David Leech, Weyell Zipse, Waldrap, Romain Laprade, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Kofink Schels, Ponnie, Kollektiv A, Rory Gardiner, Lütjens Padmanabhan, Furlan Beeli, This Orient, OMMX, Filippo Bolognese, Opposite Office, Adam Nathaniel Furman

Link Book Order

May 27, 2021
March 23, 2021

Swiss Art Awards

Weyell Zipse has been selected as one of the finalist nominees for the Swiss Art Awards 2021, in the category of Architecture. We feel honored and are very excited!

Save the date for the accompanying exhibition, from 20-26th September 2021*

Swiss Art Awards

„The Swiss Art Competition, held annually since 1899, is the world’s oldest art award. The accompanying Swiss Art Awards exhibition, which is organised by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, offers an insight into current art and architecture in Switzerland and is a valuable reference for art professionals and art lovers.“

May 20, 2021
March 9, 2021

Zurich votes YES for school and park Guggach

The Vote for the school and park in the Guggach area was accepted with 87.8 % of Yes-votes. We are very excited about the positive result and the instruction for the realization of the project. Thank you Zurich!

Project
March 23, 2021
February 24, 2021

1st prize Espenhof West

We are delighted to announce that we have won the 1st prize in the competition for a new elderly housing in Zurich, and are looking forward to an exciting new project, in collaboration with Hörner Architekten.

Project
February 24, 2021
December 2, 2020

Guest Critic Bauhaus-University Weimar

Kai Zipse will be guest critic in the wintersemester 20/21 at the chair of Prof. Jörg Springer, at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, for the design project “Hietalahden Kylpylä”. The studio is looking at the design of a small public pool in the center of Helsinki, opposite of the Hietalahti Market Hall.

Projektmodul | Hietalahden Kylpylä

February 12, 2021
November 14, 2020

Building Marker Guggach

The building marker structure on the Guggach site is installed. Exciting! We are dreaming of the real building already…

Project
December 2, 2020
October 30, 2020

Vereinslokal Guggach

We are happy to welcome the newest member in our project family: The Vereinslokal Guggach for the Famliengartenverein Zürich-Wipkingen.

Project
November 14, 2020
May 27, 2024

Exhibition Kunstmuseum Olten

April 23, 2024

Guest Crit HSLU

April 15, 2024

1st Prize Open Space Rosental Mitte

April 9, 2024

Federation of Swiss Architects

April 1, 2024

Visiting Professorship KIT

March 15, 2024

Exhibition Tokyo

March 11, 2024

"On the Ground" - Guest Critic at ETH Zurich

December 5, 2023

Architecture Guide Germany 2024

November 23, 2023

best architects 24 publication

October 31, 2023

Guggach III Construction Site

July 18, 2023

best architects 24 award

July 3, 2023

DAM Preis 2024

June 13, 2023

"WohnJoker" - Guest Critic at Technical University Darmstadt

May 12, 2023

New Address

March 20, 2023

Talk EPFL - Un Dîner Avec

December 8, 2022

Talk S AM - On the Everyday

September 28, 2022

YES for Binningen

September 2, 2022

Vereinslokal completed

August 9, 2022

House E completed

August 3, 2022

Guest Critic at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technologie

June 28, 2022

Haus P completed

June 17, 2022

1st prize competition Westfeld

May 5, 2022

Open Office

April 22, 2022

NO TO WAR

February 3, 2022

Guest Crit TU Darmstadt

January 6, 2022

Guest Crit FHNW Muttenz

November 22, 2021

2nd prize Schulraum Talholz

October 11, 2021

Guest Crit HSLU

September 23, 2021

Panel Swiss Art Awards

August 26, 2021

2nd Ankauf / 5th rank, Kunstmuseum Olten

July 13, 2021

Guest Crit Uni Kassel

July 6, 2021

2nd prize Fleur de la Champagne

June 14, 2021

Guest Crit FHNW Muttenz

May 27, 2021

Guest Crit EPFL / Assemble

May 20, 2021

image [im-ij] \ ˈim-ij \

March 23, 2021

Swiss Art Awards

March 9, 2021

Zurich votes YES for school and park Guggach

February 24, 2021

Basler Lieblingshäuser

February 12, 2021

1st prize Espenhof West

December 2, 2020

Guest Critic Bauhaus-University Weimar

November 14, 2020

Building Marker Guggach

October 30, 2020

Vereinslokal Guggach