5 STAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Exciting new project for GRUNER&FRIENDS in Zurich

In the new year, we are beginning the pre-project for a luxurious boutique hotel in Zürich, near the opera and the lake. The historical building will be carefully transformed into a modern hotel with an experiential restaurant, wine bar, and spa. Excited to design personalized architecture and interiors for an intimate and unique guest experience.

1st PLACE WINNERS!

GRUNER&FRIENDS placed 1st in a mixed-use development competition

We have recently been named winners in a mixed-use architectural competition. The development covers an area of 15,000 m2, with 73 apartments and 20 commercial units.

WINTERLY PICTURES OF THE ZUR3 DATA CENTER

Our ZUR3 Data center in a snowy landscape

With this wonderfully wintry pictures, we bid farewell to the year 2023 and warmly thanked our clients and collaborators for the good and insightful cooperations. See project

2nd PLACE WINNERS!

GRUNER&FRIENDS placed 2nd in a mixed-use development competition

We have recently placed 2nd in a competition to transform an existing office building in Zurich into a mixed-use development. See project

RECENT PHOTOS OF THE ZUR3 DATA CENTER

We have some new photos to share for the ZUR3 Data center!

We are glad to release some new photos of our beloved ZUR3. See project

URBAN VISION - HEART OF BASEL

GRUNER&FRIENDS develops an urban concept to connect points of interest in the city

The Rhine is the spine of the city, along which all major institutions are situated. We aim to connect these with urban spaces, for example, by adding greenery to the bridges, thereby reinforcing it, thus providing the city with an added value.

BUILDING PROJECT IN BASEL-LANDSCHAFT

We designed a multi-family house in Oberwil

We are happy to share these great news with you: we have been designing a multi-family house in Oberwil (BL) and recently submitted for construction. Fingers crossed that we can start building soon.

BRANDING

GRUNER&FRIENDS - the brand

We see ourselves as brand and have therefore designed objects of daily life with our logo such as cups, pencils and fish bags for swimming in the Rhein.

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT -  COMPETITION ZURICH

GRUNER&FRIENDS is developing a proposal for the competition

After we were chosen as one of the 5 out of 20 participating offices in the pre-qualification, we have successfully completed the first phase of the competition. After being selected for the final phase, we are very much looking forward to continue working.

LECTURE AT FHNW MUTTENZ

Digital construction and generative design

Patrice and AI specialist Wissam have been lecturing on digital construction and generative design. Thanks FHNW for the invitation and the interesting exchange.

PRESENTATION AT CUREM

University Zurich - Center for Urban & Real Estate Management

Founder and CEO Patrice has given a presentation in Zurich at the Center for Urban & Real Estate Management.

USE OF AI TO DEVELOP OPTIMIZED PROJECTS

In 2022 GRUNER&FRIENDS talked about AI in the magazine Immobilia

With our software we can check and optimize projects like the residential building for ECOREAL. You can find the magazine from SVIT Zürich here. See magazine

TOP 80 ARCHITECTS IN BASEL!

GRUNER&FRIENDS is one of the top 80 architectural firms in Basel

"Rethinking The Future" has published a list of the 80 best architecture firms in Basel. GRUNER&FRIENDS is one of the lucky ones. You can find the full listing here. See article

VARIOUS PLATFORMS REPORT ON BORGO MIRANDA

Among others, swiss-architects.com and Blick wrote about Borgo Miranda

The full articles and texts about the 5-star hotel resort project can be found here.Rethinking The Future swiss-architects.ch Blick Archisearch

INTERVIEW WITH AEPLI METALLBAU ABOUT KPMG

Our founder Patrice talks about the refurbishment of the KPMG headquarters

You can read the full interview here. See interview

6-YEAR-ANNIVERSARY

GRUNER&FRIENDS celebrates its sixth anniversary this summer!

For the 6-year anniversary, we present 6 built projects from large- to small-scale, ranging from high-tech data center to artsy pop-up bar. Soon we’ll announce further great projects, stay tuned.

a new vision for our city of basel

We have developed a new green vision the lovely city we call home

In collaboration with the local community and government, we have developed a conceptual vision for the city of Basel. Spanning over 3 different projects with various scales and functions, the Basel Vision has a common aim: A greener and more sustainable city. See project

BRAND NEW BOOKLET

We created our first and extensive office booklet

Besides our digital channels, we believe in the power of the tactile and paper to present our projects. Thus, we designed a 50-page booklet, where you can find our latest projects, competencies, and more.

BASEL VISION PRESS RELEASE

Our Basel Vision Project is published in various media platforms

Our Basel Vision Project gets press attention. It got released in the BAZ Newspaper, one of Basel's most reputable and widely spread media platforms. See article here

Lago Bar reactivated for art basel!

Our silver Lago Bar counter found a new place at Basel Social Club

Our Lago 105 Bar has found a new place at Basel Social Club. We’re glad to see our metal bar counter reused during Art Basel and show a great example of design reuse and sustainability. See project

LARGEST DATA CENTER

We completed the biggest data center on 30’000 m2 in Switzerland

Recently, we visited the completed data center ZUR3 near Zurich airport. The building represents the largest data center built in Switzerland in 2023. We’ve celebrated this fact and completion with our team and great pizza. See project

Museum Competition

Our concept for St. Gallens new Museum of Textiles

Swiss city of St. Gallen has a rich history in textile production that made brands such as AKRIS famous in the world of textiles and fashion. We’ve created our vision including large showrooms and vertical building extension for this historic monument with great cultural value. See project

NEW INTERIOR DESIGN

A vintage gem modernized with a minimal touch

In our Creative Lab, we‘re constantly advancing with interior design. In this private residential project in Basel, timeless design meets local craftsmanship. We created a large oakwood dinner table, oakwood kitchen design and modern bathroom concept. See project

WINTER GROUP EXPANSION

New offices and warehouses for local textile and packaging company

After winning a design competition, Basel’s centennial company Winter Group assigned us to design an expansion for its headquarters. The new space will accommodate the company’s expanding operations and represents its commitment to innovations and sustainability. See project

Campus Reichhold

Extensive study for a modern workspace between Basel and Zurich

For the Swiss developer HIAG, we developed an urban planning concept and study for the large-size project Campus Reichold in Canton Aargau on an area of 75'000 m2. See project

BORGO MIRANDA Resort

Visualisation for the luxury hotel resort in Ticino

We’re convinced that images can tell more than a thousand words. Therefore we believe in the power of the moving images to visualize our project visions and get a precise impression of our future projects such as the Borgo Miranda hotel resort project in Monte Brè above Locarno.

NEW TEAM MEMBERS

Six experts in their fields became part of the Basel core team

GRUNER&FRIENDS is growing: We're glad to share that several new faces have joined our international team in Basel recently!  

HONORABLE MENTION

Our concept of a research facility on Mars got rewarded

In our Creative Lab, we research on special projects and participate in extraordinary competitions. Under the extraordinary circumstances of Planet Mars, we‘ve developed the vision of a self-sustainable Martian habitat for a handful of researchers and received an “Honorable Mention” for our Marception project. See project

SELECTED FOR ARENA COMPETITION

We were in the selection of emerging offices for the new Red Bull Arena in Munich

We were one of 8 selected offices worldwide – next to 3XN, Arup, GMP, and the only next Gen office, in competing for the new Red Bull Arena at Munich‘s olympic park, next to Frei Otto‘s iconic stadium. See project

PRESENTATION IN LOCARNO

Our founder and CEO presented the Borgo Miranda concept at the Palacinema

Patrice presented our 5-star hotel resort project “Borgo Miranda” to the residents of Locarno. The hall of the infamous Palacinema, home to the Locarno Film Festival, near Piazza Grande was packed with interested locals and press. 

BORGO MIRANDA on TV

Office visit and great report on our Hotel project in Ticino

National Swiss-Italian television RSI visited our Basel office and reported on the future Borgo Miranda project above Locarno.

KPMG COMPLETED

Refurbished headquarters of leading global consulting company are completed

We completed the overall refurbishment of the KPMG headquarters in Zurich. In this project we‘ve focused on a representative facade and welcoming entrance area, as well as a communal top floor terrace and attractive courtyard. See project

Feature in Architektur Dialoge

Our office and team portrayed on renowned architecture platform

Swiss platform for construction culture “Architektur Dialoge” made a feature on our office and the use of AI in our construction designs. Have a look here and learn more about our use of AI, BIM, Virtual Reality, and more.

lago 105 bar

Great video on our pop-up bar in Basel

In Summer 2022 we created the design for the temporary bar concept Lago 105 in the city center of Basel. If you missed to have a drink at the blue bar in the passage of the old post, you can get a great impression here.

400 flats near zug

An urban mixed-use project lifted to new heights

We used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to plan an urban study for the Swiss developer HIAG. In this extensive study, we focused on the potential of the site “Cham North” near Zug, Switzerland. See project

generative design

Using latest technologies for sustainable and energy-efficient designs

We‘re constantly advancing in the use of the latest design tools and technologies. Our Generative design softwares provide state of the art designing methods that meet the high standards of our office and clients.

Presentation in Los Angeles

Patrice presented the LA Tower project at Karma International

Patrice presented our high-rise residential living tower to an architecture and arts audience in Los Angeles. The event took place at a satellite space of the renowned Swiss art gallery Karma International from Zurich.
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