Architectural Record (USA)

1 March 2023

Breakaway Arena

Tim Abrahams reviews Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena. He discusses the contextualisation of the design with surrounding urban environment, the trompe l’oeil effect of the concrete facades and the composition of the internal spaces, emphasising in each aspect the care taken to an often overlooked 'standard' building type.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

6 January 2023

Leading UK practices among contenders for Bern culture museum revamp

Long-list announcement for the renovation of the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland. Thirty-nine teams have been selected, including Caruso St John, Tony Fretton and Stanton Williams. The competition is for the conservation of the museum's original 1897 building, as well as a replacement for their 1983 extension.

RIBA Journal (United Kingdom)

20 December 2022

Caruso St John Zürich goes big on impact with ice hockey stadium

The Swiss Life Arena is reviewed by Jan-Carlos Kucharek for RIBA Journal. He explores the Zurich practice's experience working on large urban projects, discussing their success with the Europaallee office building and the St Jakob Foundation, situating the Arena's place in Zurich. The Arena's impressive form and detailing are presented alongside their varied references and comments from director Michael Schneider.

Review of Caruso St John's monograph published by Mack books. Edmund Fowles the director of Feilden Fowles Architects, discusses the books openness. He praises the presentation of projects and references alongside commentaries, a 'constellation of culture, memory, construction and emotion'.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

8 December 2022

Revealed: finalists’ designs in contest for £15m Dumfries heritage centre

The concept proposals for the Crichton Project near Dumfries have been revealed, including Caruso St John and Loader Monteith Architects' design. The competition winner will be announced in January, for the project to create an archive and heritage centre dedicated to the site’s 180-year heritage.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

21 October 2022

Caruso St John completes its largest project to date

Review of Caruso St John's recently opened Swiss Life Arena in Zurich. Fran Williams discusses the practice's largest project to date, detailing its construction, sustainability and multipurpose spaces.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

20 October 2022

Big names lined up for £22m Kingston University job

Kingston School of Art has released the shortlist for their new 5,000m² studio block on the Middle Mill site. Caruso St John features alongside Haworth Tompkins, Grafton Architects, Hall McKnight, Reiach and Hall and Carmody Groarke.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland)

18 October 2022

Steile Tribünen und ein riesiger Videowürfel
So sieht das neue Eishockeystadion der ZSC Lions aus

Steep stands and a giant video cube: this is what the ZSC Lions' new ice hockey stadium looks like

As Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena opens for its first match, local newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung introduces the ZSC Lions' new home, including comments from their players, fans and management.

Review of Caruso St John and Thomas Demand's pavilion for Kvadrat. In the grounds of the fabric-manufacturer's headquarters the folly is inspired by the combination of three ‘found’ objects chosen by the artist.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

20 September 2022

Top names line up for £15m Dumfries heritage centre job

Announcement of the Crichton Project shortlist, including Caruso St John, MUMA, Hoskins, Sutherland Hussey Harris and O'Donnell Brown. The project based in southern Scotland is to create a new archive and heritage centre to sit amongst the site’s historic structures.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

16 September 2022

Caruso St John shortlisted for €34.5 million Turin restoration

Announcement of Caruso St John and Onsite Studio's shortlisting for a €34.5 million renovation of Turin’s Cavallerizza Reale. The restoration project will create a new cultural hub inside the former cavalry school's historic buildings.

La Stampa (Italy)

14 September 2022

Sarà una Cavallerizza internazionale: dall’estero oltre la metà dei progetti

It will be an international Cavallerizza: more than half of the competitors are from abroad

Caruso St John have been shortlisted for the international design competition to renovate the 17th Century Cavallerizza Reale, a former cavalry school adjacent to Turin's Royal Gardens.

Review of Thomas Demand and Caruso St John's pavilion at the Kvadrat headquarters in Denmark that blurs the boundaries between art and architecture. Titled the Triple Folly it is made up of three volumes, featuring elements that resemble a paper plate, a sheet of notepaper and a paper hat.

Coverage of the opening of the Triple Folly pavilion by Thomas Demand and Caruso St John Architects for Kvadrat's Danish Headquaters. Exploring the collaboration which plays with art and architecture.

Immobilien Business (Switzerland)

11 July 2022

Bundesgericht weist Beschwerden gegen Hardturm-Überbauung ab

Federal Supreme Court dismisses complaints against Hardturm superstructure

Planning can continue for the Hardtrum Areal in Zurich West, after appeals have been dismissed. The development, for clients Credit Suisse, HRS Real Estate, and Zurich housing co-operative ABZ, comprises a 18,000 seat stadium, an apartment building with 174 co-operative apartments, and two 137-metre mixed-use towers. The design is a collaboration with Zurich-based practices, Bolthauser Architekten and Pool Architekten.

Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany)

8 July 2022

Burstah Quartier: So steht es um Hamburgs neues City-Viertel

Burstah Quartier: This is Hamburg's new city district

Conversation with developers Bilton Real Estate GmbH on their regeneration project in the Burstah Quarter of Hamburg. Their master plan re-establishes a scale of city block that is more consistent with the older streets in this central quarter of the city, making it more permeable. Caruso St John's recently completed Office Building, Grosser Burstah features.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland)

8 July 2022

Zürcher Stadionprojekt auf dem Hardturmareal: Nach 649 Tagen Stillstand geht es vorwärts

Zurich stadium project on the Hardturmareal: After 649 days of standstill things are moving forward

Zurich's Federal Supreme Court has clearly rejected the complaints against the development. The 'ensemble' stadium project in Zurich West, with football arena, two high-rise buildings and a cooperative settlement, can now continue after 649 days.

Arkitektnytt (Norway)

21 June 2022

Folkemøte: Hvordan videreføre kulturminner?

Public meeting: How to continue cultural monuments?

Caruso St John are presenting their proposal for the transformation of the former industrial area Thune, in Skøyen. Their design will be shown alongside the other three shortlisted teams.

architectenweb (The Netherlands)

12 March 2022

Architecten presenteren visie op vernieuwing Museum Catharijneconvent

Architects present vision for renewal of Museum Catharijneconvent

Five shortlisted teams for the renovation and extension of the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht presented their designs to a public forum in TivoliVredenburg on the 10th of March. Peter St John and Nele Bergmans spoke about the design and answered questions on its respectful approach.

Image © Caruso St John.

Metermagazin (Switzerland)

25 February 2022

Ein Gym für Designaffine

A gym for the design-minded

An interview with one of Laboratorium's managing directors Christian Sager, on the formation of the gym and the studio's design by Caruso St John's Zurich office.

Image © Laboratorium, Bill Schulz.

de Gelderlander (The Netherlands)

17 February 2022

Vijf architecten delen in TivoliVredenburg hun visie op het nieuwe Museum Catharijneconvent

Five architects share their vision of the new Museum Catharijneconvent in TivoliVredenburg

Caruso St John's design for the Catharijneconvent in Utrecht will be presented alongside the other shortlisted architects at a public information evening in TivoliVredenburg, on the 10th of March.

Photo © Catharijneconvent. (The Netherlands)

17 February 2022

Vijf architecten presenteren hun visie op het nieuwe Museum Catharijneconvent

Five architects present their vision of the new Museum Catharijneconvent

On the 10th of March, Caruso St John and the other shortlisted architects for the renovation of the Museum Catharijneconvent will present their vision for the building, at a public information evening in TivoliVredenburg.

Monocle (United Kingdom)

3 February 2022

Fit for Purpose

Monocle's Minute on Design explored Caruso St John's Laboratorium gym. A holistic, calming space with minimal equipment. It features comments from Adam Caruso on the design's sustainability and flexibility.

Image © Bill Schulz.

Hochparterre (Switzerland)

2 February 2022

Halb Sportstudio, halb Architekturbüro

Half sports studio, half architectural office

Founded out of a desire for Callisthenic workouts and an atmospheric space, Laboratorium offers a muted studio for exercise. It was designed in collaboration with Caruso St John, with carpentry work by B4 Möbel.

Image © Bill Schulz.

Bellevue, NZZ (Switzerland)

1 February 2022

Der Körper als Trainingsgerät: Die Sportart Calisthenics boomt auch in der Schweiz

The body as a training device the sport of calisthenics is booming in Switzerland

The Laboratorium's new Callisthenic workout space is part of a wider interest in the exercises across Switzerland. Their studio was designed by Caruso St John, for a functional training space with minimal equipment.

Image © Bill Schulz.

A+ (Belgium)

1 November 2021

Horror Vacui?

Caruso St John's project for the Royale Belge features in an edition of A+ focused on adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)

9 October 2021

Lewerentz vigde inte sitt liv enbart åt döden

Lewerentz did not devote his life to death alone

Critic Anna Nittve reviews ArkDes's Lewerentz retrospective, designed by Caruso St John.

Photo © Louise Helmfrid/Arkdes.

The Observer (United Kingdom)

4 October 2021

Architect Sigurd Lewerentz: master of the sacred and profane

Rowan Moore explores the oeuvre of Sigurd Lewerentz on the opening of the retrospective, designed by Caruso St John, at ArkDes Stockholm.

Image © Karl-Erik Olsson-Snogeröd. ArkDes collections.

Arkitekten (Sweden)

1 October 2021

Caruso St John ramar in Lewerentz på Arkde

Caruso St John frames Lewerentz at Arkdes

Sigurd Lewerentz's life's work is on show in a new exhibition at Arkdes designed by Caruso St John.

Photo © Magnus Laupa.

RIBA Journal (United Kingdom)

23 September 2021

Lewerentz sparkles in the limelight at Sweden’s ArkDes

Kieran Long and Max Ahrent discuss their research for ArkDes' exhibition Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of death and life, designed by Caruso St John.

Baublatt (Switzerland)

20 September 2021

Beste Bauten der Stadt Zürich ausgezeichnet

Best buildings in the city of Zurich awarded

The Auszeichnung für gute Bauten der Stadt Zürich was awarded on the 20th September 2021. Twelve projects were honoured including Caruso St John's St. Jakob Foundation.

Photo © Georg Aerni.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

17 September 2021

Delayed David Adjaye-curated Royal Academy Summer show opens

The Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition opens this week. Curated by David Adjaye the architecture room presents drawings and models under the theme of Geography and Climate. An etching of the Royal Geographical Society by Caruso St John features.

Photo: © Royal Academy of Arts, London / David Parry.

Caruso St John has won permission to replace the 34-year-old bar and junior common room designed by Quinlan Terry at Downing College in Cambridge.

Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland)

29 August 2021

Eine schwindelerregende neue Arena

A dizzying new arena

The roof structure for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena in Zurich has been put into place. Construction is set to complete in Spring 2022 and the building will open to the public in Summer 2022.

Photo © Andrea Zahler.

Building Design (United Kingdom)

13 August 2021

David Adjaye reveals his Summer Exhibition line-up

Caruso St John will be featured in the 253rd Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by David Adjaye. The architecture room will consider architecture through climate and geography, in relation to location, politics, people, community and culture.

De Standaard (The Netherlands)

5 August 2021

Renovatie van Royale Belge krijgt groen licht

Renovation of Royale Belge gets green light

Planning permission has been granted for Caruso St John, Bovenbouw Architectuur and DDS+'s Royal Belge. It is a project that will transform the existing office building.

Image © bovenbouw / DDS+.

Construction News (United Kingdom)

29 July 2021

BAM Lands £95m London Development

BAM Construct has won a £95m contract for Caruso St John's mixed-use development in Camden, north London. Work at the St Pancras Campus is due to start later in summer 2021 with completion scheduled for 2024.

Photo © Caruso St John.

The Times (United Kingdom)

29 May 2021

This Home is Where the Art Truly is

Hospitalfield Arts has been officially opened to the public for the first time, with sculptural commissions, a restored fernery, a walled garden, and a glasshouse café designed by Caruso St John.

Photo © Lesley Martin.

Baublatt (Switzerland)

23 April 2021

147 Neue Mietwohnungen im Tribschenquartier in der Stadt Luzern

147 New Rental Apartments in the Tribschen Quarter of Lucerne

The Credit Suisse Investment Foundation is building 147 new rental apartments on Tribschenstrasse in the city of Lucerne by 2024. Caruso St John Architects was awarded the contract for the design.

Wallpaper* (United Kingdom)

18 April 2021

The Life Lessons of Swedish Modernist Architect Sigurd Lewerentz

Preview of ArkDes Stockholm's exhibition, Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life, designed by Caruso St John.

Photo © Chapel of Resurrection. The Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm. Cred: Johan Dehlin.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

8 April 2021

Sainsbury Wing Upgrade Shortlist Revealed

Caruso St John is among the six shortlisted teams for the National Gallery NG200 competition. The project to renovate the Sainsbury Wing will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary celebrations.

Photo © National Gallery.

Architects’ Journal (United Kingdom)

10 March 2021

Caruso St John Wins Go-Ahead to Replace 60s Hampstead house

Planning permission has been granted for a private home in Hampstead, London. Caruso St John’s distinctive design interprets, the arches, terraces and recessed porches characteristic of the borough's historic vernacular.

Photo © Caruso St John.

ED (The Netherlands)

10 March 2021

Woningbouw op Veemgebouw in Eindhoven Begonnen

Housing Construction has started on Eindhoven's Veemgebouw

Construction has started on the the project to renovate the Veemgebouw in Strijp S, Eindhoven. The scheme involves the construction of 39 new homes on the roof of the 1940s former Philips factory.

Photo © Caruso St John.

ArkDes director Kieran Long discusses the institution's forthcoming Lewerentz exhibition, designed by Caruso St John.

Image, Floating dance floor. Stockholm exhibition 1930 © ArkDes collection.  

Book launch

A New Agenda for Gottfried Semper

Zurich, Switzerland

Friday 17th March 2023

Adam Caruso will be speaking on the theme of ‘Semper and Material Culture’, as part of the book launch for A New Agenda for Gottfried Semper. Alongside Elena Chestnova, Murray Fraser, Michael Gnehm, and Sonja Hildebrand, Adam will discuss the mid-nineteenth century’s emphatic interest in material history against the backdrop of the precariousness of a life in exile confronted with a globalised world.

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Adam Caruso will be in conversation with Casabella’s editor Federico Tranfa at the Theatro Milano for the magazine’s annual lecture series. The discussion will focus on the design process, exploring projects like the recently completed Swiss Life Arena.

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Book launch, Zurich

Caruso St John: Collected Works
Volume 1, 1990–2005

Erikastrasse, Zürich

18:00 CET 1st November 2022

Adam Caruso will be in conversation with curators Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen to celebrate the launch of Caruso St John's Collected Works: Volume 1 1990–2005.

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Reuse in Teaching

Vienna, Austria

16th February 2023

Adam Caruso and fellow guests Jan De Vylder, Elke Krasny and Astrid Staufer will attend a 'Supercrit' and panel discussion on conversion in architecture, to mark the end of an exhibition of student work at TU Wien.

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Book launch, London

Caruso St John: Collected Works
Volume 1, 1990–2005

AA Bookshop, London

18:00 19th October 2022

Adam Caruso and Peter St John will celebrate the publication of their Collected Works: Volume 1 1990–2005, by presenting two personal projects from the formative years of their practice; their homes at Swan Yard and Orleston Mews.

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Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life

Stockholm, Sweden

Open until the 28th August 2022

Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life is in its final weeks at Arkdes. The retrosepctive exhibition was designed by Caruso St John and curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn and Lena Landerberg.

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022

London, United Kingdom

21 June — 21 August 2022

Caruso St John have four drawings in this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, curated by the artist Alison Wilding under the theme 'Climate'. The exhibition opens on the 21st June.

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Summer Show
London Met

London, United Kingdom

22nd June – 2nd July

Peter St John's studio at London Metropolitan University hosts their summer exhibition next week.

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Model Behaviour

New York, USA

Tuesday 4th October – Friday 18th November 2022

Caruso St John's competition models for the Ascona Centre for Tourism and Culture and the Musée Cantonal des Beaux‑Arts Lausanne feature in an exhibition at the Cooper Union, New York.

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Book Presentation

Design in Dialogue

Zurich, Switzerland

16th June 2022

Adam Caruso will be part of a discussion on the publication Design in Dialogue. The event will focus on how design is shaped through conversations across both practice and teaching. The round table will also include Freek Persyn, Charlotte Schaeben (51N4E, Newrope) and Veronika Harder (Harder Haas P.AG).

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History and its Opposite

L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille

12th May 2022

Adam Caruso will give a lecture entitled History and its Opposite for the Tools Conference at the L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille.

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ETH Zürich
Final Review: Re-form

31st May and 1st June

Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Céline Bessire, Maria Conen, Fredi Fischli, Françoise Fromonot, Tine Milz, and Niels Olsen.

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Project Review


6th May 2022

Director Rod Heyes and Project Architect Paula Schilliger present the practice’s masterplan for Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, Scotland, as part of the Architecture Foundation's series of talks exploring the typology of the artist's studio.

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Gagosian's London shop opens 16th May. Designed by Caruso St John, the space in Mayfair's Burlington Arcade offers Gagosian publications, rare books, limited edition prints, exhibition posters and artist-designed objects. An exhibition space on the first floor will present a rotation of small exhibitions, artist takeovers and special collaborations.

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Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John's design for Laboratorium opens this week, a functional training space aimed at Calisthenics workouts using minimal equipment.

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Transformation and Resources

Nottingham, United Kingdom

21st February 2023

Peter St John will give a lecture entitled, Transformation and Resources, at the University of Nottingham's Department of Architecture and Built Environment, on the 21st of February. The talk will explore the recent work of the office that focuses on the transformation of existing buildings.

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Matthew Blunderfield interviewed Thomas Demand in his Berlin Studio for Scaffold Podcast. Alongside discussing his practice in reference to trauma, fiction and chance, they explore his relationship with architecture. When talking about his collaborations with Caruso St John on Nagelhaus and The Triple Folly, Demand explains his position as both close to and separate from the role of architects.

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Students from Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich present their final projects to a panel of guest critics including Anne Femmer, Peter Fischli, Marina Olsen and Florian Summa.

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Project Update

Royale Belge

Brussels, Belgium

Renovation work continues at the Royale Belge in Brussels. The façade works have been completed, reinstating the original building’s iconic golden glass. The tower’s office floors and hotel rooms are nearing completion, with tenant fit-outs underway. Structural works for a new atrium have been completed, with two curved stairs connecting multiple functions across three floors. The atrium is naturally lit from above, with a large rooflight overhead that completes the pattern of the original diagrid roof.

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Michael Schneider spoke to Jonathan Jaeggi of Hochparterre's Sach & Krach podcast, about the recently completed Swiss Life Arena. The two discuss the building's strong façade, its complex planning and construction alongside the importance of injecting humour into architecture.

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Caruso St John's Paulaner Housing project in Munich has been awarded the Callwey Award for Neighbourhood Development. The project on the Welfengarten in the Au-Haidhausen district of the city created 390 apartments for both private sale and social tenants, along with a crèche, kindergarten and retail.

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ETH Zurich
Reframe, Rearrange, Repeat

Zurich, Switzerland

Autumn 2022

Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Autumn semester working on a group of structures around Helvetiaplatz in Zurich. Through model-making and drawing students will engage with not only the adaptive reuse of existing buildings, but also how we can reframe the cultural value of them.

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Under construction

St Pancras Commercial Centre

London, United Kingdom

The central slip form core of the St Pancras Commercial Centre is being poured. The process uses an efficient rig system to pour the concrete, and will take around 4 weeks to complete. Once the slip form is done horizonal slabs will be cast to make the structure rigid.

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Under construction

Grosser Burstah Office Building

Hamburg, Germany

The Grosser Burstah in Hamburg is nearing completion. The scaffolding has been taken off at the top of the building, revealing the new terracotta cladding manufactured by NBK. The rest of the façade will be finished by the end of the year.

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Casabella issue 936 features Caruso St John's exhibition design for Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life which opened in October last year at ArkDes.

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Under construction

Swiss Life Arena

Zurich, Switzerland

The Swiss Life Arena is in its final stages of work. The new home for the ZSC Lions ice hockey team will open to the public in Autumn 2022.

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Under construction

Veemgebouw, Strijp S

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The mast has been craned into place on top of the Veemgebouw. The design features integrated LED lighting, continuing the local tradition for night time illuminations across the city's skyline. It echoes the mast that stood on top of the building in its previous incarnation as a factory for the Philips electrical company.

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Project update

Royale Belge

Brussels, Belgium

Renovation work continues at the Royale Belge in Brussels. The façade replacement of the tower has been completed, which replicates the original design but with an expanded insulation zone. Work on the podium façade is underway, with a series of new openings connecting it to the landscape. A large cut has been made in the base of the building making way for the new atrium and four new columns to support the existing diagrid roof have been added.

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Casabella issue 932 focuses on timber, presenting an anthology of wooden constructions, including Caruso St John's newly completed renovation of a warehouse in Wiedikon, Zurich.

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Under construction

Veemgebouw, Strijp S

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The landscape and interiors of Caruso St John's Veemgebouw Strijp S are now taking shape. The top floor of new construction contains 40 apartments, arranged around a landscaped courtyard, with external facades of curving brickwork that form a new dramatic top to the building.

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Warehouse, Wiedikon

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John's work on a 1940’s industrial building has created new working and living spaces for a young family. The project lightly repairs the existing almost cubic building. The new construction is a new roof built almost to the limits of what is permitted by the planning regulations, a steep volume that rises up from the eaves along the street to make a new broad façade facing south towards the rear yard.

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Under construction

Swiss Life Arena

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John's Zurich office visited the Swiss Life Arena at the end of 2021. Construction continues on the new home for the ZSC Lions ice hockey team and is set to be completed in Spring.

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Intern Rachel Caul has received a RIBA Bronze Medal Commendation for her final year project, Reclaiming the Ruin. Rachel studied in Studio 2, led by Caruso St John Director, Rod Heyes.

The RIBA President's Medals are international awards presented annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects to architecture students or recent graduates and are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in architectural education.

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Adam Caruso contributes a text on the Condominio XXI Aprile by Asnago Vender to L'Architettura di Milano. Published in November, the book describes and interprets 150 of Milan's significant post-war buildings.

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Paulaner Housing

Munich, Germany

Construction has completed on Caruso St John's Paulaner housing in Munich. The 36,000m² new building on Welfenstrasse provides three hundred apartments for both private sale and social tenants, along with a crèche, kindergarten and retail units on the ground floor.

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