Shigeru Ban Architects: Swatch and Omega Campus (Hardback)
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Shigeru Ban Architects: Swatch and Omega Campus (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 29/07/2021
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Completed in 2019, the Swatch and Omega Campus in Biel (Bienne), Switzerland, is a magnificent example of technology, design, and environmental sustainability working in concert to create a space that promotes the health of users and the planet. This book illustrates every aspect of the project, including drawings, plans, and numerous interior and exterior photographs. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has experienced firsthand the trauma of natural disasters, which he has addressed in numerous emergency-relief projects. With the Swatch and Omega campus, Ban demonstrates how sustainable architecture can benefit industry as well, and why he promotes timber as the planet's only truly renewable resource. Philip Jodidio introduces readers to the buildings' ingenious and cutting-edge features-a serpentine, cocoon-like facade that echoes the playful elements of the Swatch brand; a gridshell roof structure consisting of thousands of precisely interlocking timber pieces. The Omega buildings with their clean straight lines are equally innovative and express the contrast between the two related brands. A feat of forward-thinking architecture, this corporate headquarters represents a benchmark for future building projects around the world.

Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791378404
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 298 x 241 mm

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