Swiss Re Rüschlikon Centre for Global Dialogue

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Edited by: Kunsthaus Bregenz, archiv kunst architektur, Edelbert Köb Texts by: Otto Kapfinger, Marcel Meili, Markus Peter, Elisabeth von Samsonow u.a. Editor-in-Chief: Margherita Spiluttini German, English November 2001, 192 Pages, 121 Ills. Softcover 202mm x 164mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1022-0

Given an ideal situation to work with, the Zurich architects Marcel Meili and Markus Peter designed and built a new training and meeting center for Swiss Re in Rüschlikon. Backed by an ambitious client and a substantial budget, they developed an expansive park complex overlooking Lake Zurich and the Bodmer mansion, a protected historical monument, into a setting in which architecture and art, landscape and interior space, old and new combine to form a complex whole. The result is not a manifesto of a particular style but the equally perfect and subtle interpretation of a real place and the programmatic vision it inspires. The Art Commission of Swiss Re chose a "strategy of systematic artistic interventions in existing space". The design of all furniture and interiors was entrusted to the hands of renowned artists and architects. Adolf Krischanitz and Hermann Czech designed the furniture and the "Red Bar" in the Gardener's Lodge. Gilbert Bretterbauer supervised the design and selection of textiles. Artist Günther Förg handled the color design for all of the interiors in the old mansion. The old grounds had been preserved almost entirely in their original condition. The existing stands of trees served as a framework for the detailed design of the park complex by landscape architects Kienast Vogt and Partner.