18213_Uni Zuerich_teaser


Interior architecture

Concept/planning/implementation of the entrance area and the demonstration auditorium of the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich

Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich, CH-Zurich

To keep prospective vets keen to learn, Bureau Hindermann redesigned the demonstration audi-torium of the Vetsuisse Faculty at the University of Zurich, ditching the slaughterhouse atmosphere in favour of a much more habitable environment.


The demonstration auditorium of the Vetsuisse Faculty places the spotlight on animals rather than people. Farm animals such as horses and cows are studied close up. In a space dedicated to animals, lecturers, students and animal owners, Bureau Hindermann enhanced both the layout and function of the auditorium.
In the lecture hall, the classic white tiles were replaced by a sleek red colour, the gloomy interior furnishings are gone and the building equipment was upgraded to suit current needs. The close relationship between man and animals in this space at the University of Zurich is underlined by a recycled feed trailer. It now serves as a mobile lectern and multimedia console.

The interior designers also designed a welcoming entrance area. It is a spacious area which does an excellent job of combining light with colour and which features a clear system of signs. Reminiscent of a stable, the reception features a wooden stable door and the writing above it comprises plaques like the ones awarded to horses and cows.
Anyone approaching the building from outside is also met with an animal effect: a light box with black silhouettes of horses, cows and other farm animals hangs above the entrance. Thanks to the clever use of a moiré pattern, the animals appear to move.

Bureau Hindermann's redesigned demonstration auditorium and entrance area of the animal hospital show that the high demand for safety and cleanliness in a medical and scientific environment can be combined with a stylish design.

18213_Uni Zuerich_before 18213_Uni Zuerich_after

Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Zurich, CH-Zurich

%c2%a9bureau hindermann ba93b17e4557482701f0b52143b2c5d13fd2d767
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 4602abc7609f1705cf342d2772c3207fcf6fe40f
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 27e1035f3c327f6a285badbf447c02e5ea604ca1
%c2%a9bureau hindermann ef20f9e4915548968d55f292ecb69adafd6068f1
%c2%a9bureau hindermann c2d206f25ce220c2b866c97258c9be1d6c7c5e1b
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 5ec90c4af319c9c9e7771de80dbbe37077a64ff8
%c2%a9bureau hindermann c7c9ffe6267c8d30d2b5eab3cc19b77bc5b45865
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 5d9768a427dcb75421abcbfa8d08c1bf0633ae4f
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 48db3d3dd8d174c06110194d1f1d4364b4be2771
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 19dc21f1050b6b8ab71d702a59dc2668362ac9c8
%c2%a9bureau hindermann cb5f350431c274a686c659b37fac2acc17bfe536
%c2%a9bureau hindermann b6c0a022f566b11480177e4f553a648f2b67b277
%c2%a9bureau hindermann 1a5b5190d0e6080872110f015382e646f6d3afc3