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Fri 5.2.

Festival Hall in Amriswil / Switzerland by Müller Sigrist Architekten (CH)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 05.02.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

The Zurich based practice Müller Sigrist Architekten realised this festival hall, a crystalline, copper cladded volume, in Amriswil, close to Lake Constance.

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

“With its loosened-up shape, the large volume fits into a rurally determined city. Seemingly introvert, a – from roof top to base level – integrated front conceals its inner workings. Only the main entrance is accentuated by breaking up the uniform façade. The complex shape arises from the combination of the present parameters: the specific interpretation of the programme, the locations of the small town and the desired identification effect from the festival.”

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

“The primary demand to provide a suitable framework for the celebration in the interior is met by the erection of a five-cornered central festival hall. A free polygonal outer shape allows an onion-shaped arrangement of the serving rooms around its core. Spatial tension is created by the concentric order around the main room. A central space highlights the importance of the celebration with people at the centre of attention. Leaving a strong mark on the external perception, the roof also unfolds its effect in the interior reaching its zenith high above the heads of the visitors. The roof bend itself centres the room and the house in a non-concentric location.”

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

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