Under the titles “View from above”, “At eye level” and “In search of details”, building culture is examined from three different angles. Responsible spatial planning contributes to building culture just as much as the sensitive renovation of a historic townhouse, a carefully designed new building or a characteristic door handle.
In addition to immersing themselves in films, photographs and texts, visitors can always actively participate themselves: they can learn about changes in the landscape over the last hundred years with the help of a digital game or they can match various keys to the appropriate door lock. A highlight is heeding the call of our historic building oracle: “Choose your favourite from over 100 historic Swiss buildings, test your knowledge and receive a message for the road!”
Three films provide insights into the extensive restoration work at Villa Patumbah from 2010 to 2013. The restorers talk about the challenges of their work in the very rooms where they practised their craft.
As the host institution, the Swiss Heritage Society also has a prominent place in the permanent exhibition. Its more than 100-year history is documented with important milestones and original newspapers. The graphics, type of text and subject matter reflect the spirit of the times, which likewise made their mark on the Swiss Heritage Society. Here too, the same rule applies, as visitors are encouraged to experience and explore at first hand.
Karin Artho, Swiss Heritage Society; Ariana Pradal
Swiss Heritage Society; Ariana Pradal
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Glaeser Wogg AG
Federal Office of Culture, Lottery Fund of the Canton of Zurich, City of Zurich Finance Department