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Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.11.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

In 1964 Danish Architect Jørn Utzon won an architectural competition for a new municipal theatre in Zurich, Switzerland. He invested more than half a decade of planning for a new urban concept in the area where an extension to the Kunsthaus museum is now planned.

 

 

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

Schauspielhaus was never built, but “even today the redesign of the public space around the Kunsthaus continues to be a political issue.” says Virtual Design Unit. “These 3D reconstructions and the visualisations by Virtual Design Unit – commissioned by the descendants of Utzon – are based on historical plans of the family and the city’s archive.”

 

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

“They show a building that would be an architectural icon for Zurich’s cityscape even today.”

 

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

Schauspielhaus by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

 

to the Virtual Design Unit website

 

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