Centre Le Corbusier / Heidi Weber Pavilion
Hoeschgasse 8 
Zurich

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 configurations.

Simon Glynn 2001 (updated 2006)

 


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 park.

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.


Books and other web sites

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0486250237_m.gif (4648 bytes) Towards a new architecture
Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier's original architectural 'manifesto', describing what he sought to achieve, as it first appeared in English in 1931. Accessible (if an unconventional style for today) and stimulating.

Le Corbusier: Ideas and forms
William J.R. Curtis

Readable (quite detailed) account of Le Corbusier's work, well illustrated and well structured.

Le Corbusier and the continuing revolution in architecture
Charles Jencks

A hefty but accessible analysis of Le Corbusier's life and work, drawing on his writing and painting as well as building design.

 

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