The exhibits will be displayed in the Main Hall of the ETH Zurich within a site-specific architecture specially designed for this purpose by Peter Märkli himself and Chantal Imoberdorf. gta Verlag is publishing a book for the exhibition entitled: Märkli. Chair of Architecture at the ETH Zurich 2002–2015
“Märkli. Chair of Architecture at the ETH Zurich 2002–2015”
February 24 – -April 3, 2016
Mo-Fr 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat and Sun 8 a.m.–5 p.m
ETH Zurich, Main Hall
Stefano Franscini Platz 5
Emptiness and boundaries are central themes in Peter Märkli’s teaching of architecture and construction at the ETH Zurich. Structural design involves formulating a conception of life that is reflected in architectural structures.
The articulation of empty outdoor spaces is as essential as the expression of a façade, the design of the boundary between inside and outside. As a professor of architecture and construction, Märkli conveyed his conception of architecture to his students. A selection of roughly 110 student projects carried out in his department since 2002 illustrates his concerns and his approach, and attests to the abundance and rich variety of his teaching.
PETER MARKLI (b. 1953, Switzerland)
Lives and works as an architect in Zürich. Has had his own office in Zürich since 1978. 2002–2015 Chair of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich. Since 2013 visiting professor at the MARCH School of Architecture in Moscow. His buildings include La Congiunta in Giornico (Ticino), a museum for reliefs and half-figures by the Swiss sculptor Hans Josephsohn (1992); the new organ in the Basel Minster (2003); large-scale projects such as the Belvoirpark College of Hotel Management (2014) and a housing block on Gutstrasse (2013) in Zürich, the new Synthes corporate building in Solothurn (2012), an office building on Picassoplatz (2008) and the Novartis Visitor Center (2006) in Basel, the Schule im Birch school building in Zürich (2004), as well as alterations and extensions to the Viktor Hufnagl School facilities in Wörgl, Austria (2003).
His publications include the monograph Approximations and exhibition catalogues (e.g. for the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). His drawings have been exhibited in Zürich, Basel, London, Copenhagen, Tokyo and Moscow, among other places.