UBS office building “Flur Süd”, Flurstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland (1985)
time machine (sculpture by Ivan Pestalozzi) natural stone stairs aerial view project plan
UBS AG  1983/84    1985/86  5 000 m2                 CHF 2 Mio Ivan Pestalozzi
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  The UBS Office Building is located in a busy commercial area of Zurich. Together with adjacent building, the UBS building forms a three sided closed forecourt, bounded by a rather unsightly street to the north. The three levels of this new space are devoted to different themes: water, plants and stone. These elements form totally different areas, some of which encourage activity, and others are calm peaceful spaces ideal for contemplation. The element of stone can be seen in the granite laps, used to pave the linear framework, with porphyry cobblestones everywhere else. The use of porphyry to pave the non-linear spaces emphasises the radial layout. The plant element consists basically of lawn, which covers the recreational areas, and acacia trees separating the different spaces in the third dimension. A reflecting water pool in front of the building entrance mirrors the entrance roof. The water flows over steps and small waterfalls, through various pools down to the lowest pool hosting Ivan Pestalozzi’s sculpture, called the Time Machine. This object, dominating the entire space, is a 12 m high filigree iron structure. The time is indicated by 24 polyester balls, one of which drops into the pond every hour.
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