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Space Creates Place – Place Creates Space
Start Date 15/07/2011
End Date 01/09/2011
Location Zürich 
Country Switzerland 
Description For more than 15 years, the Swiss office Geiger Herrmann Architekten has been preoccupied with the experiential quality of space in all of its facets. At the core of their activities is a striving to allow the qualities of interior and exterior spaces and their interconnections and forms of interplay to be experienced in everyday life - whether in residential, office, hotel, or commercial buildings. These architects create spaces in which people can feel comfortable, can be themselves. Their buildings insert themselves in seemingly self-evident ways into their contexts, and are at the same time tailored to the personalities of their residents.

At the centre of the exhibition «Raum schafft Ort – Ort schafft Raum / Space Creates Place – Place Creates Space» is a hotel project: at the Wolfsburg Conference Center of the Swiss financial services company UBS in Ermatingen, the concerns of Arndt Geiger Herrmann find their consummate expression. The linkages between interior and exterior spaces, the materialisation, the embeddedness of the new building in the singular landscape of the Bodensee region, as well as the reshaping of the historic ensemble through a sensitive contemporary architectural idiom: all of these elements highlight the leitmotif of the interplay between space and place. Here, location and space, interior and exterior arrive at a harmonious fusion. 

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