Pavilion of Reflections for Manifesta 11 by Studio Tom Emerson

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ETH Zürich
Philip Ursprung, gta, ETH Zürich Marcel Aubert, Block Research Group ETH Zürich Alessandro Tellini, Raplab D-Arch ETH Zürich Brigitte Schiesser, Legal Dept. ETH Zürich
Hansbeat Reusser, Holzbaubüro Reusser GmbH. Christoph Müller, Holzbaubüro Reusser GmbH. Andreas Kocher, Holzbaubüro Reusser GmbH. Simon Rehm, Holzbaubüro Reusser GmbH. Samuel Jucker, Willy Stäubli Ing. AG. Robert Jockwer Institut für Baustatik und Konstruktion IBK ETH Zürich.
Kanton Zürich. Baudirektion. Amt für Landwirtschaft und Natur. Erwin Schmid. Waldwirtschaftsverband Zürich. Vereinigung der Zürcher Waldbesitzer. Kaspar Reutimann.
Timber Processing
Martin Keller, Sägerei Konrad Keller AG. Holzwewrkstoffe Notter AG. Katharina Lehmann, Blumer-Lehmann AG.
Timber construction
Hannes Jedele, Handholzwerk. Falco Horb, Handholzwerk. Laura Peisker, Handholzwerk. Karl Rühle.
Professional School Wetzikon
Peter Isler.
Robert Bosch AG Power Tools. Raplab D-ARCH. Alessandro Tellini. Daniel Bachmann.
Mechanical Fastening
Beat Ruch, SFS Unimarkt AG. Thomas Graber, SFS Unimarket AG.
Roof Cladding
Gaudenz Wieland, Eternit AG. Ueli Schweizer, Eternit AG. Pierre Jelovcan , Preisig AG.
Prefabrication.- Tanja Pichler, Stahlbau Pichler Daniel Raffeiner, Stahlbau Pichler AG Albert Hofer, Stahlbaupichler AG Assembly.- Samuel Jucker, Willy Stäubli Ing AG
Fix Gerüstbau AG. Beat and Gina Ingold.
Stadt Zürich
Alex Schilling, Kultur Stadt Zürich. Werner Klaus, Wasserschutzpolizei Stadt Zürich.
Beat Schwengeler, Zürcher Segelclub. Thomas Hartmann, Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft AG. Conny Hürlimann, Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft AG. Marco Rizzi, Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft AG.
Fabrication hall
Firma Geilinger AG. Andreas Gerster, Geilinger AG. Thomas Rickenbach, Geilinger AG.
Construction site
Film maker
Gavin Emerson, Holy Cow Productions.
Special things
Kunstgiesserei St. Gallen AG (St. Gallen).
Helping hands
David Moser, Student ETH Zürich.. Noël Picco, Student ETH Zürich. Lena Stolze, Student ETH Zürich. Lukas Fink, Student ETH Zürich. Micha Ringger, Student ETH Zürich. Milena Buchwalder, Student ETH Zürich. Beatriz Klettner Soler, Student ETH Zürich. Deborah Suter, Student ETH Zürich. Sebastian Oswald, Student ETH Zürich. Daniel Schneider, Student ETH Zürich. Tibor Rossi, Student ETH Zürich. Laszlo Blaser, Student ETH Zürich. Angela Burkart.


Tom Emerson founded 6a architects with Stephanie Macdonald in London in 2001. Recent projects include two contemporary art galleries in London: Raven Row in Spitalfields and the South London Gallery in Peckham. He studied at the University of Bath, the Royal College of Art in London and the University of Cambridge. Before joining the eth, he taught in Cambridge (2004–10), the Architectural Association (2000–04) and in the Department of Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art. He has been guest lecturer and critic in many schools of architecture in the uk and Europe and has published articles on architecture, art and literature.
Studio Tom Emerson is a design and research studio in the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich led by Professor Tom Emerson, focusing on re-use and bricolage in architecture and the narrative of history.
Since 2010 Studio Tom Emerson has undertaken a series of collective projects exploring the architectural potential of re-use and bricolage in full scale construction projects designed and built by the students and large scale surveys of post-industrial European cities; Forst (2011) on the German Polish border, Galway (2012) on the west coast of Ireland and Glasgow (2014).
The studio started with 96 hands in September 2010, as a two week primer for the design studio. they have continued to make these small structures alongside research into territorial re-use. For them, Re-use is not an alternative to the new. It is a new reality. Every piece of land has been occupied or inhabited. New buildings are simply another way of re-using the land.
Catalogues of Atlases of Forst and Galway were published in 2012 and including essays by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Arno Brandlhuber, Tom Emerson, Shelley McNamara, Tom de Paor, Philip Ursprung and Elia Zenghelis.
In 2016 the Glasgow Atlas was exhibited and published at Glasgow International 2016, the city’s biennale of contemporary art.
The Pavilion of Reflections for Manifesta 11 Zurich, is the largest of most complex student-led project to date.



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