Blue Architects

Office

Office

The office was founded in 1999 in Zurich and Amsterdam. Blue Architects has realized a wide range of projects from small-scale renovations to large-scale masterplans in Switzerland and abroad. We cherish collaborating with different clients and a broad spectrum of specialists from all sectors to look for innovative solutions satisfying clients and users.

Office Office

Awards & Distinctions  (selection)

2016
German Design Award for Sportcenter Sargans
2015
Silver medal from the International Olympic Committee / International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities for Sportcenter Sargans
Iconic Award for Sportcenter Sargans
North American Wood Design Award for Sportcenter Sargans
2014
Award for Marketing and Architecture for Sportcenter Sargans
1st prize in the limited competition for the Zero Emission Headquarter of Hapimag in Zug
2013
1st prize in the limited competition for the Housing complex for 450 apartments in Ried
1st prize in the limited competition for the Urban development concept for the center of Spreitenbach
2012
Interieur Design Award in the category Space for the 23rd Interieur Biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium for The Formable Wall
2nd prize in the open competition for the Agrovet agricultural Research center ETH in Lindau
Prix Lignum recognition for Sportcenter Sargans
Best architects 12 distinction for Tanzhaus Zürich
2010
Innovative housing project for sustainable city development distinction of the canton Bern for the Masterplan Papillon in Köniz
2009
1st prize in the selected competition for the St. Thomas church in Inwil
2nd prize in the selected competition for the Gymnasium of Landquart
2008
1st prize in the open competition in 2 stages for the Masterplan Papillon in Köniz
1st prize in the open competition for the Sportcenter Sargans
2nd prize in the open competition in 2 stages for the Maison de la Paix in Geneva
2007
Holzbaupreis Berner Oberland for Châlet Lauenen
2006
1st prize in the open competition for the extension of the youth detention facility in Uitikon
2005
1st prize in the limited competition for the renovation of the Tanzhaus Zürich
1st prize in the limited competition for the renovation of the Helvetas Headquarters in Zürich
2001
1st prize in the dutch open competition in two phases for the Prix de Rome.
With Gianni Cito, Remco Bruggink and Ludo Grooteman.

Publications  (selection)

  • Swiss Architecture Museum, Architecture in Switzerland, Christoph Merian Editions, 2016, P. 43
  • Best of Detail, Materials + Finishes, Sportzentrum in Sargans, Inst. für internationale Architektur-Dokumentation, München, 2016, P. 158–162
  • dach + holzbau, Sport im sinnlichem Edelrohbau, 2016, P. 44
  • German Design Award 2016, Excellent Communications Design, Sport Center Sargans, 2016, P. 70
  • Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture, 2014-15 North American Wood Design Award Winners, Sport Center Sargans, Canadian Wood Council, 2015, P. 32-35
  • Neues Bauen mit Holz, Typen und Konstruktionen, Marc Wilhlem Lennartz & Susanne Jacob-Freitag, Einfach, aber wirkungsvoll, Birkhäuser, 2016, P. 68-73
  • SB, International magazine for sports, leisure and recreational facilities, Sargans sports centre, 2015, P. 34
  • Iconic Awards 2015, Sports Center Sargans, P. 254 – 255, 2015
  • Schweizer Baudokumentation, B15 Sportzentrum, Sargans, Docu Media schweiz, Rüschlikon, 2015
  • Bauen mit Holz, 02/2015, Mit Vorspannung gegen übergrosse Schnittkräfte, Strahm Thomas, P. 8–13
  • Schweizer Baudokumentation 2015, B15 Sportzentrum, Sargans, Docu Media schweiz, Rüschlikon, 2015
  • Atmosphère, Für alle Lebensphasen, 02/2015, P. 42–43
  • Best of Detail, Holz, Sportzentrum in Sargans, Inst. für internationale Architektur-Dokumentation, München, 2014, P. 138–141
  • Lignum, Holzbulletin, Sportzentrum, Sargans, 11/2014, P. 40–45
  • Detail, Sportzentrum in Sargans, 01-02/2014, P. 58–62
  • werk, bauen + wohnen, Sportzentrum, Sargans, SG, 1-2/2013
  • Elle Déco Lab, White spirit, Esneault Raphaelle, 02/2013, P. 78–79
  • Deutsche Bauzeitung, Wirkungsvoll einfach, Jacob-Freitag Susanne, 05/2013, P. 30–38
  • Wohnrevue, Azurblauer Traum, Hermann Julia, 10/2013, P. 144–152
  • Mikado, Sporthalle Sargans, Jacob-Freitag Susanne, 01-02/2012, P. 22–31
  • Bauwelt, Tanzhaus, Gabler, Christiane, 19/2008, P. 35–37
  • Publikation Amt für Hochbauten, Stadt Zürich , Gewerbe- und Tanzhaus, 15/2007
  • Bauen im Bestand, Metamorphose, Leuchtstarker Auftritt, Feil Tanja, 06/2007, P. 8
  • A+U, blue architects, superbowl, 04/2004, P. 32–36
  • Interior Design, Where push comes to shove, Walker Anne, 09/2003 P. 88–90
  • Nieuwe Ruimte, Habiforum: Wonen en werken in de toekomst, 01/2002, P. 14–15