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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cocoon - SwissLife Insurance

One of the most innovatively-designed workplaces is the Cocoon Swisslife Insurance in Zurich Switzerland designed by Camenzind Evolution. Using metal fabric from WS Tyler, the structure's use of the metal fabric accentuates the building as a whole. It is dashingly covered with stainless steel wire mesh which gives a see-through effect on the inside of the building especially when lighted from the inside as shown in the photo above. The wire mesh serves another function other than its aesthetic contribution to the whole structure. It serves as a curtain which rolls upwards. When rolled down it serves its special purpose in sun protection. No wonder this project has been nominated at the World Architecture Festival Awards 2008 under the Office Category.

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