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Runway clear towards the Mediterranean – Switzerland and her audacious dreams
9th May 2014

May 9th, 2014 at 18h00
A discussion with architect Harry Gugger and sociologist Verena Tobler. Kulturhaus Helferei, Kirchgasse 13, 8001 Zurich
conference in German.

Kulturhaus Helferei

S AM conference
“Switzerland – Spacial state of affairs”
26th April 2014

April 26th, 2014 at 9h - 18h30, Ackermannshof ; St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19-21, Basel
Harry Gugger will take part in conference and panel discussion.

Link to S AM website for more information

Museo Maya de América presented at MIT
18-19th April 2014

Symposium "Public Space? Lost & Found"
Media Lab, MIT, Cambridge MA

Coryn Kempster presented the Museo Maya de America at “Public Space? Lost & Found”, a symposium that investigated definitions of public space across disciplines and the tools, tactics and consequences of reclaiming public space through art and architecture.

Museo Maya de América wins BSA Award 2013
14th April 2014

Honor Award 2013 by the Boston Society of Architects in the category "Unbuilt Architecture and Design".

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Topping-out of the housing complex at Steinbühlweg in Allschwil
21st March 2014

The last of the 3 buildings of the housing complex has successfully topped-out. The building schedule is on track and completion is planned for autumn 2014.

How will 14 million people be living and working in Switzerland in 2048?
18th March 2014

6pm, Book Launch - EPFL laba lecture hall.
Swiss Lessons presents the findings of laba’s research on the Swiss territory as imagined for 2048 in texts, images, graphics and maps.
Eds: Harry Gugger, Aurélie Blanchard Authors: Götz Menzel, Gwendolyn Kerschbaumer Graphic design: Ludovic Balland.
Introduction by Harry Gugger, laba EPFL, and Thomas Kramer,Park Books Lecture “Population growth as a driver of spatial development in Switzerland”
by Daniel Müller-Jentsch, Avenir Suisse

The Exchange Breaks Ground, Vancouver, CA
23rd January 2014

The groundbreaking ceremony for Harry Gugger Studio’s first building to be built in North America was held this morning in Vancouver, Canada. ‘The Exchange’ tower, scheduled for completion in 2016, will be the first LEED Platinum Heritage Conversion in Canada and at 31 floors will also be Harry Gugger Studio’s first high-rise building to begin construction.
Studio Director Harry Gugger attended the ceremony along with representatives from the joint-owners – Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International and SwissReal, Architect-of-Record – Iredale Group Architecture, Contractor – PCL, Project Managers – MKT and other members of the project design team.

“Art + Architecture:
Building Museums for the Future”
16th January 2014

Lecture at the LA Art Show 2014
Harry Gugger will be discussing the development of museum design in his lecture “Art + Architecture: Building Museums for the Future” as part of the forthcoming Los Angeles Art Show on Thursday 16th January at 2pm in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“Designing spaces for a public art collection is a complex process that has to consider many, sometimes conflicting parameters. A museum is expected to become an art piece in itself, grow attendance, and eventually become a destination for tourism. But it also has to stand the tests of time, house a collection in perpetuity, reflect and respect the community and the collection it serves in addition to incorporating room for growth. Learn how some very different institutions are tackling these challenges and are building museums for the future”.

3rd Prize Commissioned Study Fleischbachstrasse, Reinach, BL
4th December 2013

The jury praised the contribution of Harry Gugger Studio and Ganz Landscape Architects for our urban study of a residential development on Fleischbachstrasse in Reinach, Basel-Land.

Construction Site Update
Steinbühlweg, Allschwil, BL
27th November 2013

Construction continues on the residential development in Allschwil. The structure is fully in place and the windows are now installed.