Tonatiuh Ambrosetti|Tonatiuh Ambrosetti|Tonatiuh Ambrosetti|Tonatiuh Ambrosetti|Tonatiuh Ambrosetti|Tonatiuh Ambrosetti|Tonatiuh Ambrosetti|Tonatiuh Ambrosetti||Helter skelter: a helical staircase interrupts the strict facade of PRS’s building|A difficult setting – sandwiched between the train tracks and a 1980s building|Aluminium and glass were used for their resistance to dust from the railway line|The building rises above a single-storey hall and courtyard that unifies the site|Carpeted conference areas use mesh panels instead of a suspended ceiling|The sinuous concrete escape staircase, up close|Swiss humour: putting a dining room bang in the middle of a car park|The butterfly-shaped courtyard is shared between all the site’s buildings||
18 Aug 2011

ECA/OAI office by Personeni Raffaele Schärer

Words by James McLachlan

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