Zurich, May 2011
Welcome to the first and only «FREITAG Individual Recycled Freeway Store». 1993 our living-room view onto the transit-bridge brought up the idea to make tarp-bags. 2006 we decide to sell our bags-made-from-tarps in a shop-made-from-containers.
19 CONTAINERS, 26 METERS
The FREITAG Flagship Store Zurich is completely built from rusty, recycled freight-containers. Lovingly they were gutted, reinforced, piled up and secured. Zurich’s first bonsai-skyscraper: Low enough not to violate the city’s restriction on high-rise buildings. High enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine.
4 SALES FLOORS, 1600 INDIVIDUAL BAGS
The FREITAG Store Zurich is home to the absolutely largest selection of Individual Recycled Freewaybags. And yes, there are really four sales floors. Bonsai ones, that is.
For some it’s just noisy. For others it’s a source of inspiration. The view from the roof of our FREITAG Flagship Store Zürich onto the transit-bridge is the same view that started the whole shebang in 1993.
Architect: Annette Spillmann / Harald Echsle, Zurich
Realisation: Raumbau AG, Zurich
FREITAG Flagship Store Zurich, Geroldstrasse 17, CH-8005 Zurich
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