about the project

During the last year, as part of our free master‘s thesis «food forms», we have been investigating the food system of Zurich and its spatial and physical effects. In the process, we came across the former Stadtküche at Sihlquai 340, which was planned by Hermann Herter in 1939 and as an institution has made an enormous contribution to the supply of the city of Zurich. Like a panorama, the building shows how the way we eat has changed. Once a social institution, it is now inconspicuous and has disappeared from the city‘s consciousness. On the one hand, it includes a series of interventions and actions, such as collecting linden blossoms in the city of Zurich. Building on this, the architectural project investigates the role of the kitchen in our society and negotiates through 9 perspectives, the «9 faces», between the different aspects of the food system. By transforming the building, we propose a future in which the everyday things of life are allowed to take a presence in consciousness and in the city. In this, the architecture of the kitchen is the negotiation that makes things possible and is shaped by them.

2020 - 2022 - ETH Master Thesis in architecture at D-ARCH


Blanka Dominika Major, Severin Jann Valentin Ribi
write us mail@food-forms.com


Studio Emerson, ETH Zurich, Prof. Tom Emerson, Amy Perkins and Boris Gusic
Prof. Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Harvard GSD

many thanks to

Studio Tom Emerson, Amy Perkins, Boris Gusic, Tom Emerson
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes
Maurice Maggi
Yvonne Lötscher, Leiterin Fachbereich Ernährung
UGZ, Umwelt- und Gesundheitsschutz Stadt Zürich
Das Provisorium, Fred Schaerlig, Nathalie Toufexis
Dozentur Soziologie, Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid,
Chair of Being Alife: Luke Harris, Bonnie Kate Walker, Cara Turett
Carolyn Steel
Tsüri, Rahel Bains, Jenny Bargetzi
Trans Magazin, Jeremey Waterfield
Food Culture Days, Margaux Schwab
Ernährungsforum Zürich, Fabienne Vukotic
GSZ Grünstadt Zürich, Bernhard Koch und Lotta
Essen für alle
Kaspar Fenkart, Koch
Peter Ramseier, Rametall Grossküchen
Salletmeier Maria
Juwo WG, Sihlquai 346
Menu and More Moritz Stauffer, Marc Steiner
Dominik Flammer
Katharina Kofmehl
Ion Haab
Eisvogel, Zentrale für Gutes, Tine Giacobbo und Katharina Sinniger
Anna Puigjaner
Iela Herrling
Deli Social, Rhys Williams
Joel Lüthi, Eico
Ateliergemeinschaft Luegisland
Carrosserie Oerlikon
Food Atlas Wien, Vanessa Braun and Daniel Löschenbrand
Dani Ganz, Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten
David, Dimitri, Flavio, Florentin, Friederike, Geraldine, Jon Fadri,
Julian, Martha, Oliver, Pascal, Saida, and Shen


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