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Scandinavian Functionalism, Modernism

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May 6th 1924, Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland

Eduard Neuenschwander Change this

Change thisZurich, Switzerland
born 1924, Zurich
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Eduard Neuenschwander (born May 6, 1924 in Zurich - October 1, 2013 in Gockhausen ) was a Swiss architect. He described himself as an environmentalist. Influenced by Scandinavian modernism, he designed his most famous building, the Cantonal School Rämibühl. Neuenschwander had grown up as the son of the publishing couple Eduard and Irma Neuenschwander in Zurich. Probably inspired by the friendship with the son of the art historian Sigfried Giedion, he studied from 1946 at the ETH Zurich Architecture. While still a student, he had the publication series TEAM together with Christian Norberg-Schulz, who also studied at ETH Zurich. In 1949 he went to Finland on the recommendation of Giedion in the office of the renovator of Scandinavian modernism Alvar Aalto, where he worked until 1952. After his return to Switzerland, most of his buildings were built in the canton of Zurich.

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