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Recent developments on the Vitra Campus

Blockhaus, Ruisseau, Ring

The remarkable ensemble of contemporary architecture on the Vitra Campus brings together the commercial and cultural aspects of the Swiss furniture manufacturer: for decades, the buildings designed by renowned architects have made the production site a magnet for fans of design and architecture from all over the world. In June 2018, three new objects will be added to the site: "Blockhaus", a small building by the German artist Thomas Schütte, and the landscape interventions "Ruisseau" and "Ring" by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

“Blockhaus” serves as a shelter with a watering place, it adheres to different principles than the buildings on the campus designed by architects, thereby presenting an ambiguous antipode.

“Ruisseau” is a narrow channel carved in a marble base, filled with running water. “Ring” is a circular platform made of galvanised steel, which appears to float above the ground. Encircling a cherry tree, it serves as collective bench.


Publication Date: 13.06.2018
Images: Julien Lanoo