023 VISP THEATRE

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Visp Theatre
Visp, Switzerland
Competition 1984

The motto of the competition entry was “Findling” (boulder) that expressed an alien and isolated object in a landscape. However, while eschewing the building’s obvious integration with the emerging settlement at the edge of the old town, the pentagonal configuration together with the polygonal stone pavement and local stone walls create a series of external spaces that relate to the surrounding streets and plots.

Within the pentagon, the square auditorium of timber construction was to have been suspended from two reinforced-concrete beams. The single-storey foyer on the perimeter would have been day-lit through skylights.
Herzog & de Meuron, 1995

FACTS

Herzog & de Meuron Team:
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron

Competition Ranking:
Mention

Client:
Community of Visp

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: Herzog & de Meuron 1978-1988. The Complete Works. Volume 1.
Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Chinese ed. Beijing, China Architecture & Building Press, 2010. Vol. No. 1.

Herzog & de Meuron. Natural History.

Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 - 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.

Herzog & de Meuron. Naturgeschichte.
Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 - 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.

Herzog & de Meuron. Histoire Naturelle.
Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 - 6 April 2003. Baden, Lars Müller, 2002.

Wilfried Wang: Herzog & de Meuron.
3rd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 1998. (= Studiopaperback).

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: Herzog & de Meuron 1978-1988. Das Gesamtwerk. Band 1. The Complete Works. Volume 1.
Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 1997. Vol. No. 1.