Houdini Cinema Bar
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.

address: Badenerstrasse 173, 8004 Zurich
new build: 2014
architecture Kino Houdini: Staufer & Hasler Architekten
architecture cooperative Kalkbreite: Müller Sigrist Architekten, Zurich
collaboration at: Bivgrafik GmbH
photos: Andrea Helbling, Sandra Walser, Bivgrafik
year: 2014