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Roof Terrace,
Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8031 Zurich
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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8031 Zurich
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The flat roof above the living cube is partially accessible. Elegantly curved metal benches offer inviting spots to linger. Under the shelter of the sculptural metal umbrella, the rooftop affords a magnificent panoramic view stretching from the Blatterwiese meadow—highly frequented in warm weather—and across the lake all the way to the peaks of the Alps. The glazed exit to the roof, the red chimney, and the surrounding balustrade emulating a ship’s railing recall the industrial architecture of ocean liners, which had always served Le Corbusier as a source of inspiration.
The element of the roof terrace is one of the “Five Points of a New Architecture”—the architectural principles that Le Corbusier adopted in the 1920s as the basis for his designs. The roof garden was sure to be everyone’s favorite spot in the house, he wrote in 1927. In a city, roof gardens are one way to compensate for all the built-up areas.

Railing on the roof terrace, Pavillon Le Corbusier
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Le Corbusier, “Fünf Punkte zu einer neuen Architektur,” in Alfred Roth, Zwei Wohnhäuser von Le Corbusier und Pierre Jeanneret, Stuttgart, 1927 (first edition).


Image creditso

Geländer auf der Dachterrasse, Pavillon Le Corbusier
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Dachterrasse, Pavillon Le Corbusier
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Dachrinne, Pavillon Le Corbusier
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / ZHdK

Fotografie von der Schiffsreise auf dem Dampfer Conte Biancamano, aufgenommen mit einer Siemens B 16mm Filmkamera auf der Rückreise von Rio de Janeiro nach Nizza, 14.– 27. August 1936, Le Corbusier
Abbildung: © Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris

Spielende Kinder auf der Dachterrasse der Cité Radieuse, Marseille, 1959
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Grafiksammlung / ZHdK © René Burri / Magnum Photos

Blick vom Dachgarten zum Salon, Villa Savoye, Poissy, 1959
Abbildung: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Grafiksammlung / ZHdK © René Burri / Magnum Photos