“A newly constructed volume should be able to both receive and interpret, as well as enhance, the quality of a space. Formed by the ‘Ticinese school of architecture’, Christoph Zürcher understands his work as a way of creating volume and space for individual circumstances. His renowned colleague Rolf Gutmann once called Zürcher’s buildings “projects by a contemporary Bauhäusler (Bauhaus architect)”, a comment that can well be under- stood as significant praise. His rational designs breathe an understated beauty based on a philosophy of aesthetics and simplicity, reduction and naturalness: Bauhaus values, indeed. “Any intervention implies destruction. Destroy consciously, and with joy”is a quote by renowned Ticinese architect Luigi Snozzi, and a favourite one to Christoph Zürcher.