Swiss Re Next
Swiss Re Next opened in autumn 2017. Part of Campus Mythenquai on the shores of Lake Zürich, the building’s undulated glass façade takes up the movement of the waves. The architecture blends in with the urban and natural environment alike yet is distinct and unique. Inside, the artworks on view convey a similarly striking balance of openness and individuality.
Throughout the building, you will find a selection of works from artists from all over the world like Yto Barrada, Elad Lassry, Scott Myles, or Carissa Rodriguez. We specifically commissioned ten artists to realize extensive projects for the building in close collaboration with the architects.
To just name a few, Martin Boyce created a reception desk from a single piece of marble, and Heimo Zobernig developed a bright yet enigmatic colour concept for selected walls. Willem de Rooij contributed subtle colour-graded curtains, and Kerstin Brätsch designed two futuristic stained-glass windows and a large-scale sgraffito. All of these works blur the boundaries of art and architecture and challenge our expectations. Together they work towards creating a diverse, inspiring, and creative office environment.