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The Zurich Cocoon Building Spirals Among a Green Oasis

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Nov 15, 2009 • References: camenzindevolution and contemporist
Nestled in Zurich’s Seefeld district, a gorgeous expanse of lakes, mountains, and greenery, the winding Cocoon building by Swiss architectural firm Camenzind Evolution stands with magnificent authority.

The Cocoon building uses an air-source heat pump system for green heating and cooling, and its elliptical-shaped design of stainless steel mesh spirals upwards, reflecting the winding space within. Here’s what the designers had to say about the interior of the Cocoon building:

The space planning concept dispenses with the traditional division into horizontal storeys in favour of a seemingly endless sequence of elliptical floor segments. By eliminating the usual barriers to communication, this generates a unique spatial experience and working environment…