Giacometti Hall – Zürich, Šveits - Atlas Obscura

Zürich, Šveits

Giacometti Hall


Zürich may well have the world’s most beautiful police building thanks to an intricate and colorful frescoe in the building hall.

When the original orphanage building was transformed to a city police headquarters the architects were faced with a situation that entrance and main hall were lacking light. So Augusto Giacometti was comissioned to redesign this area. Result was a frescore that covers all of the entrance hall ceilings and arches with a bright colorful flower motifs. By looking at it you would never associate this with a sheer policework. I guess it can as well ease some anxiety when going to police in the first place.

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Open every day from 9-11 and 14-16. Free entry, pictures are not allowed.