Teaching

ETH Zurich Seminar Week: What is Next?
Plans for Living

ETH Zurich

21 October 2020

with Gabriela Bruno & Raffael Buchi

Now more than ever, buildings, especially offices, are becoming vacant due to the current crisis. In the sixth talk of the seminar week, the studio invited Gabriela Bruno (Wüest&Partner) & Raffael Büchi (Project Interim) to discuss how temporary accommodation provides a solution to fill the vacant buildings, and question if architects should be constructing new buildings, and instead working with the existing fabric of the city.

Gabriela Bruno is a real estate consultant at Wüest Partner AG in Zurich, studied Architecture at the ETH Zurich and at the City College of New York, where she also worked as a teaching assistant. For two years she worked as a project manager at space 4 Architecture before joining Wüest Partner AG in 2015. Wüest Partner AG was founded in 1985 and is an independent, owner-operated consultant. Its work focuses on the construction and real estate markets.

Raffael Büchi is the co-founder, legal counsel and press spokesman of Projekt Interim GmbH (founded in 2013), Switzerland’s largest specialist for the organization and administration of temporary use of real estate (Zwischennutzungen). Projekt Interim offers temporary spaces (residential, office, commercial, retail, and specialties) at attractive conditions to bridge vacancies in real estate. They currently manage 57 projects with more than 800 temporary users. Raffael Büchi (Dr. iur.) is also the founder and owner of Owlegal, a company specialising in advising legal departments, law firms and public authorities on operational excellence (including the use of office space), digitalisation and automation, knowledge management, and business development. He studied law at Bern University.

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