Opening

Swiss Life Arena

18th October 2022

The Zurich Lions Ice Hockey team will play their inaugural match tonight at the newly opened Swiss Life Arena. Located in Altstetten, at the north-western edge of the city, the 12,000 seat, 70,000m² arena is Caruso St John's largest building to date.

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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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Book launch, London

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

AA Bookshop, London

18:00 19th October 2022

mackbooks.co.uk

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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Book launch, Zurich

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

Erikastrasse, Zürich

18:00 CET 1st November 2022

mackbooks.co.uk

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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The first volume of Caruso St John's Collected Works is published this month by Mack Books. The publication covers the first fifteen years of Adam Caruso and Peter St John's partnership, following a thematic course shaped around key phases and aspects of their thinking, and offering a detailed reflection on the practice’s activities between 1990 and 2005. Through a chorus of voices including critics, clients, and artists, it narrates Caruso St John's early emergence and development through to the international recognition which came with projects such as Nottingham Contemporary, the New Art Gallery Walsall, and the Brick House.

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Caruso St John's newly opened Swiss Life Arena is reviewed in Hochparterre. Deborah Fehlmann explores the project's materiality and composition, touching on its fabric inspired façade and efficient internal organisation.

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Art Fair

Karma International at Paris+

Paris, France

19th - 23rd October 2022

Caruso St John designed the exhibition stand for Karma International Gallery at the Paris+ art fair. The Zurich based gallery showed a series of sculptures by Hans Josephsohn, among other works, at the first edition of the fair, the French version of Art Basel.

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Exhibition

Model Behaviour

New York, USA

Tuesday 4th October – Friday 18th November 2022

cooper.edu

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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Caruso St John's Veemgebouw building is reviewed in the Architects Journal's Climate Crisis issue. Rob Wilson explores the project's respectful and flexible retrofit of the listed 1940s warehouse, part of the former Philips factory complex. The building now provides a mix of housing above a range of public and commercial spaces.

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Completion

Veemgebouw, Strijp S

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Construction has completed on Caruso St John's redevelopment of the Veemgebouw, a former Philips factory building on Strijp S in Eindhoven. The monumental industrial site in the Brainport region of the city is now the centre of a lively urban environment.

The design repurposed the existing floors to create a varied mixed-use structure; including workspaces on the upper floors, a car-park and a food-hall on the ground floor. The project also included the addition of 38 rooftop studios and maisonettes.

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Peter St John's London Met Unit will investigate the theme of Second Life. The term comes from the artist and social activist Theaster Gates, who states that almost everything can be reused. This is evident in his work which has involved collating discarded objects and materials, as well as salvaging and refurbishing whole buildings.

Students will look at the question of how to renew buildings; how construction can be less energy-demanding and creating systems where buildings are indivisible components in a regenerating ecological system.

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Teaching

ETH Zurich
Reframe, Rearrange, Repeat

Zurich, Switzerland

Autumn 2022

caruso.arch.ethz.ch

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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Completion

The Triple Folly

Ebeltoft, Denmark

The pavilion at Kvadrat Headquarters is complete.  The building, set in the coastal dunes surrounding the textile company’s headquarters in Ebeltoft, on the east coast of Denmark, is a design collaboration with the artist Thomas Demand.

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Project Review

Hospitalfield

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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Anniversary

10 CSTJ ZH

Zurich, Switzerland

17th June 2022

Caruso St John is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its Zurich office. Established in 2011 by directors Michael Schneider and Florian Zierer as a site office for the practice's mixed-use building on Europaallee, the office has gone on to undertake projects including the Bremer Landesbank Headquarters, the new chancel at St Gallen Cathedral and the headquarters for the St Jakob Foundation, as well as the practice's largest project to date, the Swiss Life Arena.

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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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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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Exhibition

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life

Stockholm, Sweden

Open until the 28th August 2022

arkdes.se

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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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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Teaching

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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