A Tropical House

The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi
Book about the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi, India. The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi, opened in 1963, is an architectural expression of Swiss diplomacy in India and a symbol of a special political friendship between an old democracy and a young one. The Embassy building by Hans Hofmann and Walter Rüegg, and the Staff Quarters by Achyut Kanvinde and Shaukat Rai in the Embassy compound, show a deep engagement with local cultural, constructional and climatic conditions. Against the background of today’s «global architecture», it is a model case.
 On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, this outstanding example of prestige Swiss architecture and Swiss–Indian collaboration is celebrated here in a lavishly illustrated book, displaying the planning and construction history, as well as the political and cultural context. Essays by experts are accompanied by historical views of the building site and recent photographs of the architecture and the compound.

Editor: Bruno Maurer, gta Verlag, ETH Zurich 
Hardcover, 204 Seiten, 220 x 310 mm
Foreword: Didier Burkhalter
Contributors: Anupam Bansal, Linus von Castelmur, Ariel Huber, Bruno Maurer, Marc Perrenoud, Arthur Rüegg, Walter Rüegg, Sara Zeller
Photographies: Ariel Huber
Design: Cybu Richli, Fabienne Burri
ISBN 978-3-85676-326-8 

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