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‘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

Written by newpopp

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

Written by newpopp

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

Written by newpopp

February 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm