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Cocoon HQ, Zurich, Switzerland

Wednesday 04 Nov 2009

Inside the spiral

Cocoon HQ by Evolution Design in Zurich, Switzerland
Camenzind Evolution 
Cocoon HQ by Evolution Design in Zurich, Switzerland Cocoon HQ by Evolution Design in Zurich, Switzerland Cocoon HQ by Evolution Design in Zurich, Switzerland Cocoon HQ by Evolution Design in Zurich, Switzerland
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24/06/10 karl, Dallas
Very interesting project. More pictures could help us understand how exactly it is.
Award Entry

Camenzind Evolution's stunning office building in Zurich 

Cocoon is located on a beautiful hillside, which enjoys excellent lake and mountain views. The location's distinctive flair stems from the exceptional park-like setting; a green oasis into which Cocoon as a freestanding sculptural volume snugly nestles. The stainless steel mesh enveloping the building combines visual privacy with restrained elegance, while establishing a strong and unmistakable presence and adds a note of subtlety and sophistication to the overall composition.

The bold stand-alone building embodies an innovative conception of interior spatial organisation and interaction with the surrounding environment. With its spiral massing, Cocoon may be conceived as a sort of 'communication landscape'. The space-planning concept dispenses with the traditional division into horizontal storeys. By eliminating the usual barriers to communication, this generates a unique spatial experience and working environment that unlocks a host of intriguing possibilities for interaction and co-operation.

A light-flooded, upwardly widening atrium forms the centrepiece of Cocoon. Around this, the circulation and communication ramp winds its way upwards in gently curving contours, to provide a fluid link between all the internal spaces. Internally, as the ellipses expand with each turn of the spiral, the skylight void opens up in a stunning spectacle.

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Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Evolution Design

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