The site of the new Swiss Chancellery building is characterised by rich vegetation and a large tree presence.
The existing trees are therefore the starting point and reference for the project. They are integrated into the design of the building, alternating with the large pillars supporting the roof and the small pillars supporting the intermediate ceiling. It is a protected place, an oasis of safety, but also a symbol of Switzerland’s openness to the world and to Africa.
There is also the idea that perhaps one day the fence will be removed, being no longer necessary. Then the Kenyan landscape would flow unimpeded through the building.
Buzzi studio d’architettura, Locarno