Superblock Winterthur: A Project With Architect Krischanitz by Hans-Peter BärtschiSuperblock Winterthur: A Project With Architect Krischanitz by Hans-Peter Bärtschi

Superblock Winterthur: A Project With Architect Krischanitz

byHans-Peter Bärtschi, Adolf Krischanitz, Axel Simon

Hardcover | September 15, 2015

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Faced with questions about how to adapt and reuse a former industrial site in the center of town, an international insurance corporation, together with the Swiss city of Winterthur, held a competition among architecture and design firms to come up with an innovative, effective plan. The winning firm was the Vienna-based Architekt Krischanitz, and their submission, Superblock, is a striking idea given a brilliant execution: it combines a large workshop where diesel engines were assembled with newly constructed yet visually complementary buildings.
This book details the project from concept to completion, using numerous photographs, plans, and visualizations to trace the history of the site, the genesis and development of the Superblock concept, and the revitalization of the neighborhood that it is expected to lead.
Title:Superblock Winterthur: A Project With Architect KrischanitzFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 12.5 × 9 × 0.8 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Park BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3906027872

ISBN - 13:9783906027876

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Table of Contents

From the Hektarenhalle to the Superblock  
Hans-Peter Bärtschi

I Believe in the Power of Production
A Conversation between Axel Simon and Adolf Krischanitz

Collection of Materials

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