General Consulate of Switzerland Munich



A Furniture Design for the General Consulate of Switzerland in Munich.


The prime objective of the conversion of the Swiss General Consulate in Munich was to achieve a maximum architectural openness while providing the highest security standards. The bullet-proof glass of the security counter stays nearly invisible and is framed by a video and LED installation showing an alpine panorama. The graphic concept plays with the Swiss colours as well as with the Bavarian – or northern alpine colours – white – blue.

Design Team: Andreas Vogler, Matteo Mazzero, Isabella Fanj, Kyunghwa Lee.

Client: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft – Bundesamt für Bauten und Logistik BBL Bern, Schweiz.
Background: Due to construction work the Swiss General Consulate of Munich needed to move to a new location very fast.
Objectives: Create a welcoming openness despite all the security measurements needed. Create a fresh and modern Swiss spirit.
Concept: Invisible security technology, light materials.
Materials: Corian, Silastic security glass, stainless steel, moss.
Technologies: programmed LED illumination effects, coloured moss.
Area: 245 sqm.

Photos: Fabian Osterwalder.
Location: General Consulate of Switzerland Munich, D.

Year: 2014