Completion of a 1:1 prototype for the wall of the future football stadium in Gandiole, Sénégal.

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On the occasion of the nomination of the project for the Aga Khan Award 2016 a short film has been created in-house to illuminate the background and concept of the project.

This article on the multi family house In der Sommerau 15, Zurich was published recenty in CUBE Magazine Zurich 2016 / 02. Download PDF

The badminton hall has won the ICONIC Award 2016.

The badminton hall in Langnau has been nominated for the German Design Award 2017.

The wood pavilion has been moved from Einsiedeln to its new location in Brunnen in April and be reinstalled there for the coming months.

The badminton hall in Langnau am Albis has reached the final at the global Architizer A+ Award 2016.

The badminton hall in Langnau has been awarded a special mention on the occasion of the Architizer A+ Award 2016. Link to A+ Award winners.

The Arab Regional Center for World Heritage in Bahrain, UNESCO has been nominated for the Aga Kahn Award 2016.

The project badminton hall has been published in VISO Magazine on the subject of sport facilities, 2016 / 2

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As we could not produce any professional photographs of the pavilion yet, here some first impressions from the inside.

We received theses images of the completed bakery in Gandiole, in the north of Sénégal, Africa.

An article on the badminton hall in Langnau was published in the sport edition of Speech magazine. Download PDF

Hochparterre has published the “Grundrissfibel Schulbauten”  and contains our contribution to the competition for the extension of the existing school Marzili in Bern (2nd prize).  Link Hochparterre

On 28th November 2015 the completed PRO HOLZ pavilion was inaugurated on the Klosterplatz in Einsiedeln.

Am 25th November 2015 Jan Henrik Hansen was invited to give a lecture on the subject of “Sound to Space” at the TU Graz for students and professors of both chairs of architecture […]

An article on the badminton hall in Langnau was published in Baunetzwoche #434. Download PDF

The Best Architects 2016 book has been published and contains our project for the badminton hall in Langnau.

This article regarding sport facilities in Switzerland appeared on 1st November 2015 and among others reports on the badminton hall in Langnau am Albis. Download PDF

The construction of the Mobile wood pavilion, Einsiedeln has started and is being documented by the apprentices over on the website Holzimagination by Pro Holz Schwyz. The opening of the pavilion will be held in Einsiedeln on […]

This year, we will once again be exhibiting at the Architektur 0.15 Exhibition in the Maag Hall in Zurich. The exhibition is open from 31st October 2015 till 3rd November 2015 from 11:00 am to […]

A study for a property in Lomé, the capital of Togo, to estimate the feasibility of a two family house. A structural and mobile facade layer encompasses the upper floors for a specific definition […]

We have been awarded the Best Architects award for our project Badminton Hall Langnau am Albis. Link to the article on Best Architects

We have received new photos of the building site of the bakery in Gandiole, Senegal. We have designed a custom brick, which is being hand-made on site using traditional methods. More details about […]

In the competition “Extension Public School Marzili, Bern” Jan Henrik Hansen Architects have been awarded the 2nd prize. The complete jury report can be viewed on the website of the city of Bern.

These are the latest impressions from the building site in Langnau am Ablis shortly before completion. On Monday 8.12.2014 it is officially opened to the public.

These pictures of our completed project on the Zurichberg arrived some time ago. 

On the occasion of finishing the construction project phase, we have produced a new set of visualisations of the project Königsbergerstr. 16c, Munich.

A lot has happened at the building site of the Badmintonhalle in Langnau am Albis. After the steel frame was finished in September 2014, the hull is now complete also and the interior […]

New pictures from the building on the Zurichberg shortly before completion.

April 2014 marks the official beginning of construction for a bakery, that Jan Henrik Hansen Architects has designed for the non-profit organisation Aide Gandiole ( The project provides a better infrastructure for an ambitious baker, who […]

We are currently working on a project for a private house on a extraordinarily well positioned property in the Kanton of Luzern. Beginn of construction is sceduled for 2015.

The new school area of Gandiole was openend with a big opening ceremony on the 21st of December, 2013. We were very happy to see so many shining faces.

For the project «Take a seat» Jan Henrik Hansen and colleague Armin Seltz have reinterpreted 4 of the classic Horgenglarus chairs. The treatment with a photoreactive emulsion lets the chairs react to a projection of a musical relief […]

J. H. Hansen was invited to participate as guest for the final review of the elective course “Surface Modulations” at the chair of  professors Gramazio Kohler for digital fabrication at the ETH Zurich.

A few first impressions of the house at Königsberger Strasse 16 b in Munich.

Jan Henrik Hansen Architects has won the competition for a mobile pavillon in wood for PRO HOLZ Schwyz. Realisation of the project is planned for summer 2015.

This study for the introduction of an additional floor into the bar was created on behalf of the owners of Neo Bar, Zurich.

We just reveived these pictures from our building site in Gandiole, Senegal, Africa. The completion is scheduled for October 2013.

After several month of development the first faces of the building skin of the multi-family-house, In der Sommerau 15, Zurich have been installed. The responsible contractor Eleconstruct & Partner AG ( has delivered […]

Jan Henrik Hansen was invited to write an article on music and architecture in metron’s annual print publication. Download PDF

The new school building with sports facilities in Senegal Africa, which is currently under construction has been chosen for teh exhibition “Architecture of Necessity” at the Virserum Art Museum that will last from […]

  This poster documents the state of the project and has been put up for public inspection at the Sport Center TSCS in Langnau am Albis recently. 

Jan Henrik Hansen held a lecture on his work and the relationship of music and architecture on March 26th, 2013 at the blaue Saal / ZHAW Winterthur.

Here are some pictures of the building site of the school coming along nicely on a recent visit to Gandiole, Senegal, Africa.

Jan Henrik Hansen was invited to talk about Music and Architecture and his “Materialize Music” project, he has been working on for over 10 years, at a TEDx event in Zurich – an […]

A few impressions and views from the building site of the house in Sommerau.

Jan Henrik Hansen Architects took part in the exhibition ARCH 0.12 at Maag Event Halle, Zurich from October 23rd – 25th, 2012. Here are some impressions of our presentation. More information :

These pictures have recently reached us from Africa from our building site for a school in Gandiole, Senegal.

Jan Henrik Hansen was invited to show some of his sculptures at Grafik 12, Maag Event Hall, Zurich.

The building site for the project for a school in Gandiole, Senegal, has started!

The truss for the multi-family house at In der Sommerau 15, Zurich has been completed.

Jan Henrik Hansen Architects has been commissioned to design a “guesthouse” with 14 units for Lanta Pearl Beach Resort.  

Jan Henrik Hansen’s collaboration for a “musical facade” for the new UNESCO building in Bahrain along with architect Daniel Kobel / AGID, has been successfully inaugurated on 28th of April 2012. H.E Shaikha […]

In about a month work on the roof truss of the multifamily house will have been finished.

Our plans for an extension of an existing school for the charity organisation Aide Gandiole / Senegalhas recently been handed over to the school in Gandiole, Africa. Building construction is planned for autumn […]

The project regarding the badminton hall in Langnau has been publicly marked and recently been approved by the building authorities.

The houses in Boll are starting to take shape in the form of the typical Swiss volume marking.

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The basement of the mulitfamily house has just been finished.

Jan was invited to give a lecture on his work at the BFH Burgdorf on October 14th 2011 and presented new projects.

Construction work for the multi family house In der Sommerau, Witikon, Zurich started 1.8.2011. Uprooting and excavation have been completed and canalisation work is under way.

A preview of the future distant views over the lake of Zurich towards Uetliberg and the Alps.

On June 25th 2011 Jan Henrik Hansen showed a number of works in the “Schaulager” at Sihl Manegg Areal, Zurich where we usually mainly store sculptures. In the evening the event turned into […]

Article on Material Music by Duscher Tang, Numero Magazine , Shanghai, May 2011

Jan Henrik Hansen has been invited by Christoph Schindler and Kyeni Mbiti to give a lecture on his work on March 8th, 2011 at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences / ZHAW.

Jan Henrik Hansen has been invited to give a lecture on his work and strategies at the digital crafting seminar on Jan. 19th, Aarhus, Denmark. The workshop/seminar is in relation to the Digital […]

An article about the music sculptures was featured in the magazine WIRED.

Jan Henrik Hansen was invited to give a lecture about his work at the Royal Academy of fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Materialize Music – Exhibition at Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel 12. – 17. Januar 2010 Photography by Alfonso Smith. See more here.

Jojo Mayer played live and gave a lecture on “Music and Architecture” at the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel. Visuals by Vicent Goei, MusicSculptures by Jan Henrik Hansen, Pictures by Click for video […]

Recently an Article on concerts and the related exhibition on Music and Architecture at SAM / Swiss Architecture Museum, January 2010 was published at well known swiss architectural magazine Hochparterre.

An article on the first “materialialisations” of music was published in Vanity Fair magazine.

The Book Form Follows Funk is a documentation of the related works from 1999 – 2006. Copyright 2006 by Jan Henrik Hansen. Download PDF version

An article on the development of the Onesense Concept, by Chris Knipping was featured in Hekmag Magazine, 2006. Download PDF Version