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Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners
Workshop AWEL Andefingen,  | International Design Awards Winners

Workshop AWEL Andefingen

Lead DesignersMark Aurel Wyss
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Sustainable Living/Green
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Entry Description

"The workshop is a statement of reduction of means, creating a sculptured body made of piled up load-bearing elements. Everything that is necessary is there, with nothing superfluous added. The only wooden structure relates to the oldest buildings in Switzerland and is AAA sustainable. The timber used regrows in Switzerland in 18 minutes".

The new building is to house vehicles and machines and to serve as a workshop for carrying out detail work. The concept for the building draws on traditional agricultural construction while at the same time, realizing a childhood dream: stacking up and layering simple wooden blocks to build an elementary structure. The workshop is made up of 36 solid elements. Each element has its own structural effect, protecting the space and forming part of the whole. The timber support structure is visible both inside and out. Restraint is the creative byword here. But the simplicity is anything but ordinary.

Awards and Prize

- Sustainable Architecture Firm of the year 2017, Zollikon, Architecture Awards by Cooporate Live Wire (Great Britain)
- German Design Award 2017, Special Mention – Warehouse AWEL, Andelfingen, Frankfurt (Germany)
- American Architecture Prize 2016, Gold Prize Winner industrial – Warehouse AWEL, Andelfingen, New York (USA)
- American Architecture Prize 2016, Silver Prize Winner Sustainable Living/Green – Warehouse AWEL, Andelfingen, New York (USA)
- Architizer A+ Awards 2016, Finalist – Warehouse AWEL, Andelfingen, New York (USA)
- Best architects 16, Award – Warehouse AWEL, Andelfingen, Düsseldorf (Germany)
- International Design Awards 2015, ‚Silver’ – Warehouse AWEL, Andelfingen, Los Angeles (USA)
- Daylight Award 2014, Nomination – Telefonzentrale Wollishofen, Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)
- Best architects 13, Award – Gottshalden, Zurich, Düsseldorf (Germany)
- Architizer A+ Awards 2013, Special Mention – Gottshalden, Zurich, New York (USA)
- Best architects 10, Award – Cesare Ragazzi, Zurich Düsseldorf (Germany)
- Contractworld Award 2010, Award, Shop – Cesare Ragazzi, Zurich, Hannover (Germany)
- Best architects 09, Award – House on Zimmerberg bottom, Zuerich, Düsseldorf (Germany)
- Detailpreis 2009, special Prize Wood – Trublerhütte, Schlieren, Munich (Germany)
- Häuser Award 2009, best houses in an urban surrounding – Haus Cunti, Kuesnacht, Munich (Germany)
- Awarded buildings 2009, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt – House on Zimmerberg bottom, Munich (Germany)
- Best single family houses 2007, Archithema Verlag – House on Zimmerberg bottom, Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)
- Kitchen Award 2007, Die besten Küchen 2007 – Loft Puls 5, Zurich, München (Germany)