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Zurich University of the Arts-Toni Campus

The newest campus of the Zurich University of the Arts was, until very recently, a dairy factory, known for its signature yogurt—packed in instantly recognizable small brown glass jars. After production was relocated to elsewhere in Switzerland in 2000, the enormous plant, located in a fast-changing former industrial neighborhood, was home to clubs and restaurants, as well as artists, who found the plant’s vast spaces perfect for studios.
           
In 2006, Zurich University of the Arts began working with architects EM2N to transform the building into the university’s new home, which opened in 2014, as well as into a public place. This richly illustrated book documents that process, as well as the renovated building—which fills the original structure with a state-of-the-art educational infrastructure offering studios, offices, lecture and concert halls, a movie theater, galleries, a museum, restaurants, a music venue, and even one hundred apartments.
 

200 pages | 150 color plates, 50 halftones | 7 x 9 1/2 | © 2016

Architecture: European Architecture


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Table of Contents

The University in its New Home
                The interplay between building and shell, organizational culture, architecture and city
                                Janine Schiller and Katharina Nill
Beforehand is not Afterwards
                The relocation to the Toni Campus and its strategic significance for Zurich University of the Arts
                                Thomas D. Meier and Janine Schiller
The Call for Colour
                5000 people appropriate a new building
                                Katharina Nill
The Toni Fractal
                A newutral’s perspective on the relocation to the Toni Campus
                                Kathrin Passig
Life at Toni
                Snapshots of everyday campus life
                                Ingo Giezendanner alias GRRRR
 “Relocation has its pros and cons”
                A photographic comparison of workplaces
                                ZHdK sstudents and Simon Habegger
500,000 Objects with Various Needs
                Exploring the climate zones of the Design Museum’s Open Collections
                                Katharina Nill
“Architecture isn’e omnipotent, it’s an offer”
                The relationship between buildings and cities, architecture and appropriation
                                Janine Schiller in conversation with Toni Campus architects Mathias Müller and Daniel                                    Niggli (EM2N)
Art School Buildings in Switzerland
                An Architectuural history in pictures
                                Janine Schiller
From Dairy to University
                Pictures of a transformation
                                Regula Bearth, Berrty Fleck, Roger Frei, and Hanspeter Dudli
Up and Down
                How Dialma Jakob Bänziger built the ramp
                                Janine Schiller
The Toni Dairy
                The development of the dairy industry in Zurich
                                Felix Escher
Zurich-West
                The urbanistic surroundings of the Toni Campus
                                Janine Schiller,
                                Photographs by David Bienz
The Big Loop
                Disguised as an electrician, a Swiss author spent a day in the Toni yoghurt factory in 1989
                                Peter Weber
The Toni Campus-data, facts, plans
Image Credits
Further Reading
Authors
 

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