Students: Manuel Scherrer & Maximilian Bächli
Between 1970 and 1977, two large-scale urban projects were built in Switzerland, the Immeubles administratifs et commerciaux place Chauderon in Lausanne by AAA and the Grossacker shopping center in St. Gallen by Heinrich Graf. Both are united by the public gesture and the seemingly identical aluminum facade.
By means of a comparative analysis of both buildings, including contemporary sources, the intention of the architects for the architectural expression will be explored. In doing so, the facades and their creation will be the focus of the investigation. Traces into the field of process engineering and to Archigram’s architectural utopias are hinted at.