Fawad Kazi KSSG—OKS
Volume I: Project Introduction and Pavilion
The documentation of a highly innovative design for the rebuilding of a major hospital complex in Switzerland.
1st edition, 2018
Text English and German
64 pages, 24 color and 60 b/w illustrations and plans
30 x 22.5 cm
In 2011, Zurich-based architect Fawad Kazi submitted the winning proposal for the rebuilding and extension of a hospital complex in the Swiss city of St Gallen. Over a period of ten years, a number of existing structures will undergo vast rebuilding and new ones added, transforming a park with individual buildings into a single continuous complex.
This new, eventually five-part monograph documents this project in full detail. It highlights its significance for St Gallen’s urban design as well as the specific demands to architectural design and construction and to the hospital’s operations. Volume I features the project’s genesis and the initial new building, a pavilion structure housing a restaurant and, in the basement, an electrical substation.
With contributions by Werner Binotto, Clementine Hegner-van Rooden, Rolf Steinegger, and Marko Sauer; a conversation with Fawad Kazi by Marko Sauer and Christoph Wieser; and with photographs by Georg Aerni.