After years of controversy: Zurich schrägstes house may re-open


What is the Barcelona pavilion, Mies van der Rohe, represents for Zurich to the pavilion of Le Corbusier, Both architectural splendor are pieces of high aesthetic value that serve as exhibition places. Today, the pavilions in the popular city trip destinations include the Highlights of architecture fans.

However, in contrast to the well-preserved Pavelló that was once designed by the Director of the Bauhaus in Dessau for the world exhibition in Barcelona in 1929, it was ordered to the state of the pavilion, Le Corbusier in Zurich, bad. The steel beams of the airy building, and it rusted, the water coming through the ceiling into the Interior. After 50 years of public land on the Eastern shore of the lake of Zurich placed the pavilion became the property of the city of Zurich.

redevelopment for 5 million Swiss francs

Originally, the filigree building was built on the orders of the interior designer, art collector and gallery owner Heidi Weber. It is the final implemented design of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, who lived from 1887 to 1965. On the 600 square meters of the “Heidi Weber Museum – Centre Le Corbusier was housed until 2016”, showing in addition to Weber’s private art collection including sculptures, furniture, and pictures by Le Corbusier.

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But the change in ownership was 2016 all arranged. Until today, the dispute of both parties is legally not settled definitively. So seems the re-opening of the monument on 11. May 2019 as a miracle: it was Now under the wing of the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, the architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Rüegg restore the ship similar construction consuming. The equivalent of 4.4 million Euro renovation has been implemented with great attention to Detail of the listed building and acts as a total work of art, of architecture, art and life.


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