The illuminated golden lettering decorates and designates the cinema and bar Houdini located in the new housing cooperative Kalkbreite, lending the former tram depot a touch of glamour. The three-dimensional letters cast in golden hues stand out from the building’s façade by day, creating varied effects with light and shadows. By night, the lettering – illuminated from within and reflecting the city lights – takes centre stage.
Lit-up numbering marks the five entry doors, while signage made of bronze and gold-printed doors echo the colour tone and materials in the architecture.
Badenerstrasse 173, 8004 Zurich
Architecture Cinema Houdini:
Staufer & Hasler Architekten, Frauenfeld
Müller Sigrist Architekten, Zurich
Neugass Kino AG, Zurich
Flavio Berther, Natalie Bringolf, Kristin Irion, Julia Marti, Guillaume Mojon, Ramona Tschuppert