Toni-Areal Beschriftung
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Toni-Areal, Zurich

In autumn 2014, the Zurich University of the Arts and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences moved into the Toni-Areal (a former dairy production site). Bivgrafik collaborated with Hi – Visuelle Gestaltung to design the complete signage for the campus.

Striking, life-sized letters bend and fold out in relief from the walls and highlight the main areas and intersections of the development. The letters, for which the font “Areal” has been specially designed, are mostly applied in black on the generally white walls and doors. In other space or rooms which are accessible to the general public such as the cinema, the concert hall or the chamber music hall; the lettering is constructed using more individual materials.


Address: Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zurich
Renovation: 2007–2014
Architecture: EM2N, Zurich
Building contractor: Allreal Generalunternehmung AG, Zurich
Design collective Biv & Hi: Bringolf Irion Vögeli, Zurich, and

Hi – Visuelle Gestaltung, Lucerne
Project team: Claudio Barandun, Natalie Bringolf, David Bühler, Kristin Irion, Elias Müller, Megi Zumstein
Photography: Niklaus Spoerri, Zurich (photos 2–7, 9) and Biv & Hi, Zurich (1, 10)

Font «Areal BL»: Design collective Biv & Hi, Claudio Barandun, in cooperation with
Sign set «Förrlibuck»: Design collective Biv & Hi, in cooperation with David Weisser, Fokusform, Zürich

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