Public Stairs – A Zürich Lexicon

Student Work

First Year Bachelor Students

HS 2022 and FS 2023

As part of the first year Course ‘Grundlagen der Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur I & II’ the Chair of History and Theory of Urban Design has invited students to unlock their (un)conscious experience of the urban environment. They were asked to explore the city of Zurich by looking at public stairs, in their different shapes and sizes, following the undulating topography of the city, forming connections of higher and lower parts as well as how these stairs are part of the urban infrastructure.

Tutors: Tom Avermaete, Hans Teerds, Nadi Abusaada, Thomas Chapman, Lahbib El Moumni, Sara Frikech, Niloofar Rasooli.