Udo Thoennissen

Via Sarah Morley 6
6600 Locarno


T.: + 41 (0) 91 735 70 10
M.: +41 (0) 78 637 92 32
e-mail: info@thoennissen.ch

The office Udo Thönnissen connects research and practice in architecture focussing on renovation projects and wood construction.

The founder and owner Udo Thönnissen studied architecture at the RWTH in Aachen and the UIC in Barcelona. At the ETH Zurich he taught and conducted research in the field of timber structures.
Since 2018 he is part of the ETH Materials Hub.

He curated several architectural exhibitions on the subject of timber construction, which were shown in many institutions in Switzerland, for example WOOD JOINTS - EXPRESSION OF TECTONIC CULTURE and
POTENTIAL HARDWOOD which reflects his growing interest in a more holistic approach in timber architecture.

He has published various contributions in journals and books and has headed workshops at numerous architectural faculties in relation to research and design of wood construction. He is author of the book RECIPROCAL FRAMEWORKS - TRADITION AND INNOVATION.