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Conclusion of Vacancy forming in Oerlikon

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As previously informed, a new Leerstand experiment has been undertaken in Zurich at Oerlikerpark.
This experiment was set in an open park area. The trees in the park and the chosen packing paper emphasised as perfect condition to undertake the new attempt.
Furthermore, the enriching discussion with the public which followed after the successful experiment conceived the vacancy representative to continue and expand her research.

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

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November 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Forming Vacancy in Zurich – Oerlikerpark

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A new attempt of forming vacancy will be made this autumn by the vacancy representative.
The action will take place at Oerlikerpark in Zurich, on Saturday, 13 November 2010, starting around 5:30 pm. More info: magicbox

Leerstandsplan Oerlikerpark

Leerstandsplan Oerlikerpark

The Oerlikerpark was newly built in 2001, in a former industrial district of Zurich. It was rewarded as an excellent example of architecture.
Since the industries closed down, Oerlikon changed his face and is becoming a vivid district, attractive to families and city dwellers.

Oerlikerpark Zurich

Oerlikerpark Zurich

This is an interesting background, to form “Leerstand” – therefore, come, see and learn!

Written by newpopp

October 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

‘Büro für Leerstand’ on tour / auf Tournee

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Büro für Leerstand on tour. Next stop will be at F+F school for art and media design in Zurich.
The video report ‘Büro für Leerstand’ introducing work and tasks of the Vacancy Office, will be shown for the first time to the public.

Presentation 11 until 20 June 2010
F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign
Flurstrasse 89, 8047 Zürich
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 2pm -8pm, Sa/So 11am -8pm (closed on Sa 12.6.)

Opening on Thursday, 10 June 2010, 5:30 pm

Presentation 'Büro für Leerstand'

Presentation 'Büro für Leerstand'

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May 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Video report of ‘Büro für Leerstand’

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After successfully obtaining expertise, ‘Büro für Leerstand’ will release a video report about forming Vacancy in Zurich including also interviews of the Vacancy Representative and experiments of forming Vacancies.

To promote this report and work in progress, ‘Büro für Leerstand’ will go on tour. After a short project introduction at plug.in in Basel this spring, the tour will stop in Zurich. The Dates will be published here soon.

Videostill Report Leerstandsbeauftragte

Videostill Report Leerstandsbeauftragte

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May 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Einholen von Expertisen / Obtaining Expertises

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As one of her first task the Vacancy Representative will call specialists to talk about the project.
Experts in urban problems as architects, urban planner, city dweller and others will be interviewed by the Vacancy Representative in the next few weeks to consolidate the proposition of forming Vacancy in public space.

Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung – Expertisen
Trailer 1 min. 02 sec. / Video Documentation in process / Language German / 2010

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March 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Leerstandsbeauftragte / Vacancy Representative

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Based on future operations the Vacancy Representative has been officially assigned.
The Vacancy Representative will depress the work and analysis which have already been undertaken.
One of her main goals besides further researches is to establish a professional guide about the acquaintance concerning Vacancy respectively the proposition of forming Vacancy.

Leerstandsbeauftragte am Arbeitsplatz, 2010

Leerstandsbeauftragte am Arbeitsplatz, 2010

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March 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Successful Leerstand – vacant bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse

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The bus stop “Pfingstweidstrasse” is vacant.

The location has been part of the proposal of forming Vacancy in Zurich. >>Leerstandbildung vor Ort
Meanwhile, the bus stop has been destructed in relation to the ongoing construction works in Zurich West.

Not much reminds anymore of the structures of the three floor tower including elevator and transfer bridge to the bus stop on Hardbrücke – Pfingstweidstrasse.

Without any extra action of the Vacancy department, this has become Leerstand at its most success.

Medienmitteilung – Neue Haltestelle «Schiffbau» auf der Hardbrücke (press communique in German)

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

Former Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse in Zurich, February 2010

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March 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Summary of 3 Experiments – Vorschlag zur temporären Leerstandsbildung

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After three Experiments about forming temporary Vacancy have been executed on different locations with various material, it is time for a recap.

Most of the Experiments were quite difficult to perform due to weather conditions. Especially the strong wind didn’t cope with the chosen material, which was too unsteady to built even short-term Vacancy.

Nevertheless, all the material have been selected, because of their mobile and easily fitting qualities. When the room components of the existing architecture were almost completely closed already – as the bus stop, where only one side had to be added – forming Vacancy was most effectually.

The passage way and the parking area would be appropriate for short until mid-term Vacancies, as there are alternative ways to pass through the place. The bus stop is still in use and therefore, not ideal for proposing Vacancy.

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 1. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 1. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 2. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 2. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 3. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 3. Experiment

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February 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

3. Experiment zur Leerstandsbildung – 3rd Experiment of forming Vacancy

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The 3rd experiment has been taken place on Saturday, 20th February 2010, at a car park in Zurich West.

Procedure: Both sides of a crossing in a car park should be closed with aluminium foil.

Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung – 3. Experiment
Trailer 2 min. 13 sec. / Video Documentation approx. 15 min. / 2010

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February 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

2. Experiment zur Leerstandsbildung – 2nd Experiment of forming Vacancy

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The 2nd experiment has been taken place on Sunday, 14th February 2010, at a bus stop in an industrial district of Zurich.

Procedure: The front side of the bus stop should be closed with packing paper.

Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung – 2. Experiment
Trailer 2 min. 10 sec. / Video Documentation approx. 30 min. / 2010

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February 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

1. Experiment zur Leerstandsbildung – 1st Experiment of forming Vacancy

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The 1st experiment has been taken place on Sunday, 7th February 2010, at a passage way in a residential area of Zurich.

Procedure: The passage way has been cleaned before hand. After that both sides should be closed with masking tape.

Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung – 1. Experiment
Trailer 2 min. 10 sec. / Video Documentation approx. 30 min. / 2010

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February 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Leerstandsbildung: Experimente vor Ort – Experiments on-site

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While looking for possible places for Vacancy, also several attempts to form temporary vacancy in Zurich will be performed on-site.

For research purposes, these experiments will be video documented and conclude an analysis of the undertaken attempts.

Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse Zurich, January 2010

Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse Zurich, January 2010

Possible site to form temporary Vacancy in Zurich

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February 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Karte für Leerstandsorte in Zürich – Map of Places for Vacancy in Zurich

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Documentation of possible sites for temporary Vacancy in Zurich (constantly updated):


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January 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung in Zürich – Proposition of forming Vacancy in Zurich

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Zurich doesn’t know the fact of “Leerstand”. As part of research purposes, circumstances and handling of Vacancy will be proposed to the city.

Medienmitteilung Wohnungsleerstand Zürich 2009 (press communique in German)

First of all, possible sites for temporary vacancies will be documented. Therefore, the focus will be on public places – the vacancies should be visible and accessible spaces, to underline the need of this project. Furthermore, the main focus will be set on transition places as underpasses, backyards, passages, Bus-/Tram stations. These locations offer ideal conditions to create an enclosed space, by supplementing building components (walls, etc.) – an important premise to construct vacancies.

While the representative offers the closures of these places for a certain time, they will be declared to vacancies.

Passage in Zurich, 2010

Passage in Zurich, 2010

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January 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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