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Magic Hat

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture
Firm LocationBerneck , Switzerland
CompanyCarlos Martinez Architekten
Lead ArchitectWaibel Matthias
ClientZirkus Knie

Come on in, come on in. A lustrous building in the heart of the zoological gardens of the traditions-old company Knie, will serve in future, the whole year round, as a performance venue. Associations with an airy circus tent are intentionally called forth. The form of the roof of the 25 m high building with the distinct, irregularly formed sheet metal scales infer a piece of cloth, which is lifted, as if by a magical hand, in order to expose what is lying below.