Hochparterre – Press review – "Only color makes room"

"The modern world was not that white", shows the "NZZ" taking the example of a 1932 holiday home in Bichelsee-Balterswil, designed by the undocumented architect "H." Burger, refitted by architecture firm bernath + widmer. (Image: Roland Bernath)

Pictures: bernathwidmer.ch

Colors are as much a part of architecture as the master plan, writes the NZZ on the occasion of this year's European Heritage Days on 14 and 15 September.

Under the slogan "Colors – Colors – Color – Colours", this year's European Heritage Days, on 14 and 15 September, invite you to discover the Baukultur heritage in Switzerland in all its forms and colors. The "Tages-Anzeiger" was on the way with the color designers and conservators of monuments and asked: "What shades belong to the old town, which ones in the neighborhood? And what does it do? is not it? "The" NZZ "travels through history and Switzerland and leads to the following conclusion:" Research on the building itself, combined with extensive color expertise in architecture, leaves individual buildings, but also ensembles and an entire village and neighborhoods shine again – despite the dull gray monotony.The theme of color in architecture is over time, it shapes our living space, requires sensitivity and links: Valais to Thurgau, Glarus to Geneva, Solothurn to Lake Maggiore. "

Other messages:

– Opfiker Glattpark is home to 800 people in 290 cooperative apartments of the latest development, including 300 children and adolescents. "There is still no new school building," writes the NZZ.

– "Zurich is looking for the Superwiese": the Wiesenmeisterschaften will award the most valuable green spaces of the canton in ecological terms. The "NZZ" reports.

– The Mayor of Bern, Alec von Graffenried, sees the PS's housing strategy as supporting his own journey. His party, the GFL, however, criticizes the SP newspaper as "unrealistic," writes the Bund.