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Zurich Architecture Tours
Swiss Architecture Guides – Building Walks in Switzerland tailor made for Groups
Post updated 9 May 2023
Contact e-architect for your walking guide in Switzerland: isabelle(at)e-architect.com
Zurich Architecture Tour: Exclusive Swiss Guided Walks
Our Zurich guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, ie our Swiss guided tours are all exclusive to each client.
Should you be planning an architectural trip to Switzerland please contact us.
Flexhouse on Lake Zurich:
photograph © Peter Würmli
Zurich Walking Tours
Zurich Architecture – Introduction
Zurich is a key city in northern Switzerland. The capital of the canton of Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. There are about 390,000 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1.83 million.
The Kameha Grand in Zurich:
picture from architects
Zurich is a major financial centre. Low tax rates attract overseas companies to locate their headquarters in the city. Zurich is often named as the wealthiest city in Europe, and sometimes also as the city with the best quality of life in the world.
Archaeology Museum Building Zürich:
photograph © Daniel Stauch
Zurich has a wide range of contemporary architecture. Key buildings include the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus.
Latest architectural designs in the largest Swiss city:
K.I.S.S. Residential Development Zurich Housing
photo : Peter Wurmli
Key recent buildings include the Library of the Institute of Law by Santiago Calatrava Architects (video below), and close by, the Kunsthaus Zürich extension by David Chipperfield Architects (when e-architect visited Zurich early in 2019 the art gallery extension was almost totally clad, but still behind low-level hoardings).
Another building by Santiago Calatrava Architects is the Stadelhofen Station. Outside the city is the Dolder Grand Hotel Building on Lake Zurich by Foster + Partners with Itten + Brechbüh. Finally we recommend visiting the Conversion Theatre 11 by EM2N Architects.
Zurich Architecture : key buildings to visit in the city
Zurich Architecture Walking Tours
Zurich Architectural Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary Swiss buildings or both. The Zurich Architecture Tour can introduce the city’s principal buildings or can be structured around your group’s architectural interests.
There are a number of suggested routes for the Zurich walking tours, but here is the key one:
Züri West Guided Tour
Explore Züri West – a quarter located west of the Main Central Railway Station. A quarter that once witnessed the industrial revolution is today a focal point for gastronomy, art, design, culture and architecture. The factories have long since moved away, leaving behind them extensive industrial sites that creative minds have put to good use.
It is founded on the old, which in turn bears and shapes the new. A guide to city’s past, present and future all at once. An impressive example of successful urban revitalisation. A tour that will not only present you the most actual architectural activity in Zürich, but invite you to experience the hip life of a real Zuri-citizens within the landscape of bricks, concrete and glass, monumental factories, railways, pulsating restaurants and bars – the melting pot of this city in Switzerland.
Zurich Walking Tours
Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Zurich architectural tour: mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.com
Payments are required for bookings prior to any architectural tour.
Swiss Architecture Designs – chronological list
e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other European cities such as Stuttgart, Munich, Milan, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
European Building Tours – Selection
Contemporary Zurich Architectural Projects
Suggested architectural designs to visit Kunsthalle Zürich by Gigon/Guyer, Zurich theatre building and the Zurich community building both by EM2N Architects, and finally, south of the city, the Tree Museum on Lake Zurich by Oppenheim Architecture + Design (Miami, FL).
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