HHF is proposing a consolidation of mass tourism architecture, which is currently undergoing major changes due to the crisis of standardized providers and their products. As new digital market tools like AirBNB are succeeding the latter to create transparent and diverse offers, the need to re-appropriate existing infrastructures becomes more important than the reproduction of traditional holiday resorts. A new sharing economy will respond to fragmented personal preferences of space, time and the individual networks of modern travelers.
Team: Tilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann, Simon Frommenwiler
Collaborators: Benjamin Krüger, Felix Brinkhege
HHF architects was founded in 2003 by T. Herlach, S. Hartmann and S. Frommenwiler. Since then, HHF architects have realized numerous projects in Switzerland, Germany, China, France, Mexico and the USA. The scope of work ranges from large-scale construction to interior design, master planning, urbanism and public structures. They have been honored with numerous national and international awards. 2012 HHF where invited to the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale and honored with the “Wallpaper Design Award”. In 2013 HHF where winning the important German “Hauser des Jahres” Award, awarded at the Berlin Architecture Award, and honored for the best new building by the Basel Heritage Protection.
Tilo Herlach (Zurich 1972) studies at ETH Zurich and Lausanne (1998), member of the Board for Urban Planning and Architecture SIA Basel, board member Berlin Chamber of Architects and BSA member. He has worked as visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck.
Simon Hartmann (Bern 1974) studies at ETH Lausanne, TU Berlin and ETH Zurich (2000). He is BSA member. He has worked as teaching assistant ETH Studio Basel, professor HTA Fribourg, visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck, professor at the Joint Master of Architecture, Fribourg, Deputy professor at University of Karlsruhe.
Simon Frommenwiler (London 1972) studies at ETH Zurich (2000), collaborations with Bearth & Deplazes and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. He has worked as teaching assistant at ETH Lausanne, visiting professor at HTA Fribourg, visiting professor and associate professor at the ENSA Strasbourg.