Centre Le Corbusier / Heidi Weber Pavilion
Le Corbusier 1965
Also known as the Centre Le
Corbusier, the Heidi Weber Pavilion was completed after Corbusier's death
and is now a (rarely open) museum and gallery.
The structure of the building is
in two parts: first, two cubes, with sides of enameled steel panels and
glass; above them, but structurally separate, a massive gray steel
umbrella or parasol.
The modular construction of the
cubes has proven sufficiently flexible to accommodate various uses, from
the house that the building was originally designed as, to the gallery it
now is and was always envisaged as becoming. Within the space available
beneath the umbrella roof, the inner building can take on different
Simon Glynn 2001
How to visit
The pavilion is open only
briefly at weekends - currently 2.30 to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays,
July to September.
To reach the pavilion, take Tram
2 along Seefeld Strasse to Hoeschgasse. Walk along Hoeschgasse towards the
lake (that's to the right if you're coming from the town center). The
pavilion is at the end of the road on the left, within the Zürichhorn
Alternatively, for a more
attractive approach, take a boat to Zürichhorn Casino, and walk through
the park along the lakeside (back towards the city center, 5-10 minutes)
to find the pavilion at the North end of Zürichhorn park.
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