pool Architekten is not a typical architecture firm. The Zurich-based collective has eight equal partners and 70 employees working in rotating teams. This unique structure is an integral part of pool’s identity that deeply affects how it creates architecture.
Hanna Züllig and her colleague Emanuel Tschumi were tasked with conveying the group’s collaborative process while re-launching pool’s website. Besides understanding the collective’s philosophy and its work, the internauta team had to find a way to organise and present an extremely dense portfolio.
Visitors can now clearly and efficiently explore various projects according to pool’s predetermined filters. Meanwhile, responsive design ensures the site experience is maintained on an array of devices – a digitally democratic approach that seems especially fitting for the website of a non-hierarchical collective.
Client pool Architekten
Concept, Project- and Productionmanagement
Hanna Züllig, Emanuel Tschumi
Interaction Design, Programming
Concept, Interaction Design, Coding
Hanna Züllig, internauta
Concept, Graphic Design
Portrait and Studio: Anne Gabriel Jürgens
App: Iris Stutz
ForumZ: Andrea Helbling, Hanna Züllig, pool Architekten
Hilti Art Foundation: Valentin Jeck
Hilti Art Foundation: Susanne Hofer