Profile

HDPF is led by two Partners – Nikolaus Hamburger and Francisco Ferrandiz.

The professional spectrum of HDPF extends from consulting and planning to realisation and construction management. The practice covers a wide range of architectural projects, including multi- and single-family houses, conversions, renovations of listed buildings, office buildings, commercial facilities and urban development tasks.

HDPF is member of the SIA Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects and the FSAI Swiss Federation of Independent Architects.

Mission statement

Thoughts and conversations

The following text is an account of a series of thoughts arising in conversations led by Nils Havelka and held at the office of HDPF in the winter of 2016.

When the HDPF partners talk about architecture, they talk about doing. Their way of thinking accords with their equally stoic and considerate actions. It seems to me that in their world-view, architecture is an immense field of diverse tasks and the sub-tasks they entail, which they must address with openness, curiosity and above all with respect, since they all contribute to the quality of the product. Instead of being an unfamiliar intellectual framework, this represents an infrastructure (Heidegger would have spoken of "Gestell" or "frame") that allows the architects to supervise the creative process in every way, in each of its constituent aspects and with complete focus. Their approach makes no distinction between the process and the product; the perfectly tidy model construction room, the excellent coffee, the well-rested designing architect, the select wooden-shell chairs, the beautiful handwriting, the well organised budget sheet - they all contribute their consciously created qualities to the process and ultimately to the building. Such organisation is designed and maintained in the same way as architecture itself. It blurs the distinction between the process and the product, thereby allowing the protagonists to discover new potential, sharpen ideas and also consciously use them in the future - sometimes in a way that can overcome the separation of professional occupations that has established itself since Modernism. In the case of the construction of the Meister house, the architects spent nights at the building site to learn the effect of treating the concrete's surface at first hand;

to create its haptic and visual qualities through hammering, grinding and sand-blasting, and then communicate that to the building manager, thereby achieving the project's incomparable spatial experience today. These holisitc methods reflect a far-reaching willingness to think and work one's way into new fields and achieve their synthesis; they are also particularly valuable at a time sustainability and urban sprawl, can only be spatially grasped in a fragmentary way since they are the result of a countless sum of autonomous actions and themes that affect the political and constructed landscape of Switzerland. Today, architects are assigned building tasks that are recruited from this complex carpet of the constructed environment. Whether large or small, urban or rural, monofunctional or complex: each task can create qualities specifically at its location and be applied to that location. A well-used property with a high level of design and building quality contributes to sustainability on account of its long life-cycle and density. Its careful expression creates identity and acceptance for dense development. Its placement is able to give the location a new spatial reference and spatial qualities. The high architectural aspirations are implemented not only with respect to the location, but also in connection with its qualities as a result of a continous synthesis of the complexities of contemporary building. The synthetic underlying approach of the office thereby guides the countless sub-processes through the economy of means to their ultimate formulation as constructed reality.

Founding partners

Nikolaus Hamburger
President of the Board of Directors · MSc ETH Arch SIA

Dario Pfammatter
Member of the Board of Directors · MSc ETH Arch SIA

Francisco Ferrandiz
Member of the Board of Directors · MSc Arch ZFH / ETSAV

Partners

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Nikolaus Hamburger
Partner · MSc ETH Arch SIA FSAI REG A

Nikolaus Hamburger studied at the ETH Zurich and the Technical University of Delft. He subsequently worked at Christian Kerez in Zurich and Waldburger Schawalder in Herisau until he founded this practice in 2011.

nh@hdpf.ch

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Francisco Ferrandiz
Partner · MSc Arch ZFH / ETSAV

Francisco Ferrandiz studied at the ETSAV Valencia and at ZHAW Winterthur. After periods at e2a architects, EM2N architects and Meier + Steinauer in Zurich, he became a partner of this practice in 2014.

ff@hdpf.ch

Associates

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Amadeo Linke
Partner · MSc ETH Arch

Amadeo Linke graduated from ETH Zurich. After periods of time spent at renowned architectural practices in the Netherlands and Zurich, he joined HDPF in 2014 and took over the management of the competition department. Since 2016, he has been responsible for design as a member of the management team.

al@hdpf.ch

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Robert Rainer
Partner · Construction management

Robert Rainer is a trained master of metal engineering and has 16 years of work experience in construction management. He gained his experience working on large construction sites in various countries, including Austria, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Russia. He has been at HDPF since 2016 and is a member of the management team.

rr@hdpf.ch

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Arthur Trost
Partner · Construction management

Arthur Trost completed his studies at the HTL Innsbruck and has 22 years of work experience in construction management. He acquired his knowledge through managing large projects in various countries, including Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Russia. He joined HDPF in 2016 and is a member of the management team.

at@hdpf.ch

Team leaders

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Nerea Aranzabal
Project manager · MSc Arch ETSAUN
na@hdpf.ch · 044 501 44 72

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Sara Bucci
Project manager · MSc Arch University of Florence
sb@hdpf.ch · 044 501 44 73

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Nina Kozulic
Project manager · BSc ETH Arch
nk@hdpf.ch · 044 501 44 76

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Martin Sperber
Project manager · Dipl Ing Arch FH / Dipl EPDP
msp@hdpf.ch · 044 501 44 74

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Giada Widmer
Project manager / Construction manager · Cand Technician HF
gw@hdpf.ch · 044 501 44 71

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Marcel Zufferey
Project manager · BA Arch ZFH
mz@hdpf.ch · 044 501 44 75

Team

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Parissa Amini
Executive assistant
pa@hdpf.ch

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Melisa De Gasperin
Architect · BSc Arch University of Puebla
mg@hdpf.ch

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Leila Fernandes
Architect · MSc Arch UAL
lf@hdpf.ch

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Jeffrey Ferpozzi
Architectural draftsman
jf@hdpf.ch

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Daniela Fischlin
Architectural draftsman
df@hdpf.ch

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Carla Ghenzi
Executive assistant
cg@hdpf.ch

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Marina Jung
Executive assistant
mj@hdpf.ch

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João Petersen
Architect · MSc Arch IST Lissabon
jp@hdpf.ch

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Mario Sànchez
Architect · MSc Arch ETSAG
mst@hdpf.ch

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Ramona Scheller
Architectural draftsman
rsc@hdpf.ch

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Reto Studer
Architect · BSc ETH Arch
rs@hdpf.ch

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Stephanie Zeulevoet
Intern · MSc Arch TU Delft
sz@hdpf.ch

Project list

2017-2018
Mobiles Wohnen am Vulkanplatz
Zurich, Switzerland. Total contractor submission

2017
Multi-family house Mittelfeldstrasse
Küsnacht, Switzerland. Project competition

2017
Areal Horgen Oberdorf
Horgen, Switzerland. Project competition

2017-2019
Multi-family house
Thalwil, Switzerland. Direct commission

2017
Facade renovation
Zuchwil, Switzerland. Direct commission

2017-2019
Multi-family house Scheideggpark
Zurich, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2018
Conversion of a former post office
Oberwil, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2018
Herrliberg One
Herrliberg, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2017
Kronen Areal
Stäfa, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2019
Overbuild Birmensdorferstrasse
Zurich, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2018
Multi-family house Rainstrasse
Adliswil, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2018
Multi-family house Moussonstrasse
Zurich, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2018
Multi-family house Alte Landstrasse
Rüschlikon, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2018
Parkside Erlenbach
Erlenbach, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2018
Multi-family house Weissenbrunnenstrasse
Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016
Train station area Herrliberg-Feldmeilen
Meilen, Switzerland. Project study

2016-2017
Two Villas
Oberrieden, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2019
Housing complex
Wohlen, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2018
Multi-family houses Spiegelhofstrasse
Zurich, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2017
Multi-family house Schützenstrasse
Herisau, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2018
Multi-family house Mettelacher
Zumikon, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2016
Kindergarten Riedmatt
Zug, Switzerland. Competition, 2nd prize

2015-2017
The Residence
Zurich, Switzerland. Direct commission

2016-2018
The Lakeview
Kilchberg, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2018
Rosengartenstrasse
Zurich, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2017
Commercial building Steinackerstrasse
Kloten, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015
Crematorium Thun-Schoren
Thun, Switzerland. Competition

2015
Extension of district facilities Winterthur
Winterthur, Switzerland. Competition, 5th prize

2015-2016
Detached house Weierstrasse
Winterthur, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015-2017
Multi-family housing Berghaldenstrasse
Pfäffikon, Switzerland. Direct commission

2015
Zollhaus
Zurich, Switzerland. Competition, 3rd prize

2015
Goler market hall and bull-fighting arena
Raron, Switzerland. Competition

2014–2016
Multi-family house Wannenstrasse
Thalwil, Switzerland. Direct commission

2014–2016
Multi-family house Breite
Winterthur, Switzerland. Direct commission

2014–2016
Multi-family house Thujastrasse
Zurich, Switzerland. Project study

2014–2016
Multi-family housing Zollikonstrasse
Maur, Switzerland. Direct commission

2014
Expansion of Pestalozzi primary school
Berne, Switzerland. Competition

2014
Kindergarten Wildenstein
Rorschacherberg, Switzerland. Competition

2014
Multi-family house Hertiweg
Bülach, Switzerland. Project study

2014–2015
Overbuild Am Schmittenbach
Stäfa, Switzerland. Direct commission

2013
Multi-family house Bahnhofstrasse
Zollikon, Switzerland. Project study

2013
Multi-family house Gstadstrasse
Zollikon, Switzerland. Project study

2013–2016
Multi-family house Kreuzwiesen
Zurich, Switzerland. Direct commission

2013–2017
Overbuild Seestrasse
Erlenbach, Switzerland. Direct commission

2013–2015
Waldkirch House
Waldkirch, Switzerland. Built

2013-2015
Overbuild Kurfürstenpark
Weesen, Switzerland. Direct commission

2013–2015
Multi-family house Binzacker
Wetzikon, Switzerland. Built

2013–2015
Multi-family house Hubrainstrasse
Maur, Switzerland. Built

2013
Villa Kunz
Herisau, Switzerland. Project study

2013
Rayiwayi Upenyu
Norton, Zimbabwe. Project study

2012–2015
Chätsch House 
Rümlang, Switzerland. Built

2012–2016
Alti Füürwehr
Herisau, Switzerland. Competition, 1st prize

2012
Swiss Embassy in Seoul
Seoul, South Korea. Competition

2012
Campus Messestrasse
Vienna, Austria. Invited competition

2012
School Rotewis
Güttingen, Switzerland. Competition

2011
Lohner nursing and care home
Adelboden, Switzerland. Competition

2011
A house for young people on Kolinplatz
Zug, Switzerland. Competition

2011
Multi-family house Aldaya
Valencia, Spain. Project study

2011
Aldingen House
Aldingen, Germany. Competition, 2nd prize

2011–2014
Commercial areal Bader
Aalen, Germany. Built

2010–2012
Hohliecht House
Zermatt, Switzerland. Project study

2010–2012
Meister House
Rümlang, Switzerland. Built

2008–2012
Gutenberg centre
Herisau, Switzerland. Competition, 1st prize. Built

Press

Lectures
architect@work, Stuttgart, 07.12.2016
Ideas for Zurich’s future, Office for Urbanism, 2015
“Generation 2015 – Wohin?”, Zurich, 30.06.2015
Architecture talks – Witzig Office Company, Zurich, 2015
Conversation in Schaffhauser TV, 2012
“Lehrcanapé” ETH Zürich, Prof. Philip Ursprung, 2012

Publications
HDPF, Anthologie 38, Quart Verlag, 2017
baunetz.de, "Schweizer Schalung", 18.08.2016
Grundrissfibel Wohnungsbau, Ed. Hochparterre, 2015
Zürichsee-Zeitung, 09.09.2015
Hochparterre Wettbewerbe 3/2015
Schaffhauser Nachrichten, 2012
trans 20, gta Verlag, 2012

Memberships