Bearth & Deplazes. Amurs

Organizer: gta Exhibitions
Date: Thursday, 28 March 2013 to Thursday, 18 April 2013 Mo-Fr 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Sundays and public holidays
Location: Main hall, Zentrum, ETH Zurich

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 6 p.m.; Auditorium E5 and E7, Zentrum, ETH Zurich

The Bündner office of Bearth & Deplazes Architekten was founded in 1988 and sets key accents in contemporary Swiss architecture. The partners Valentin Bearth, Andrea Deplazes und Daniel Ladner have developed an independent oeuvre within the charged field of typological studies and traditional as well as contemporary building practices in Graubünden.
The office’s characteristic architectural language is shown most recently in the new headquarters for the insurance firm ÖKK in Landquart, with its white, exposed concrete façade opening in large arches, or in the impressive roof construction of the court room of the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona: And also in the Monte Rosa Hut in Zermatt, a joint-project of ETH Zurich’s Department of Architecture and Bearth & Deplazes Architekten. Also included in the architects’ portfolio are numerous residential structures and a series of school buildings in
Graubünden. The exhibition at the ETH Zurich presents eighteen selected structures in large-format photos by Ralph Feiner and Tonatiuh Ambrosetti. The title, which translates as “loves”—refers to the very individual character of each of the buildings, which documented in their “state of use,” within the context of constant change over time, always also thematize the transformation of their environments. Accompanying the exhibition will be a publication likewise title Amurs, which contains the portraits of the eighteen structures.

An exhibition by the Institute gta in collaboration with Bearth & Deplazes Architects


Bearth & Deplazes Architects

With an introduction by Iso Camartin and photographs by Ralf Feiner and
Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
28.8 x 30 cm, Hardcover, 288 pages, 85 ill. in colour, 30 plans
gta Verlag 2013, ISBN 978-3-85676-305-3
CHF 89.00/Euro 76.00

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Supported by:

Abitare M. Hürlimann AG, Chur; Amstein + Walthert, Chur; Andrea Pitsch AG, Thusis; BASWA acoustic AG, Baldegg; Bosshard + Co. AG, Rümlang; Burkhardt Gebäudehülle AG, Maienfeld; Stadt Chur; Conzett Bronzini Gartmann AG, Chur; Credit Suisse AG, Chur; Gebr. Hilti BauUnternehmung AG, Schaan; Girnghuber GmbH, Marklkofen; Graf Malerei AG, Buchs; Beitragsfonds der Graubündner Kantonalbank, Chur; Halter Unternehmungen, Zürich; Hans Studach’s Erben, Chur; Holzbaubüro Reusser GmbH, Winterthur; J. Ettinger AG, Landquart; Jann Flütsch AG, Küblis; Keller AG Ziegeleien, Pfungen; Krapf AG Metall + Glas, Engelburg; Lazzarini AG, Chur; Lorenz Gasser Schreinerei AG, Haldenstein; Luzi Baukeramik und Natursteine, Malans; Mettler AG, Chur; MISAPOR Beton AG, Landquart; Strähle Raum-Systeme AG, Itingen; Waldhauser + Hermann AG, Münchenstein; Walter Dietsche Baumanagement AG, Chur; Zindel + Co. AG, Maienfeld

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