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Two new benches for Schaan

At the TAK Theater Liechtenstein’s presentation of its 2012/2013 programme, two new structures were inaugurated in Schaan on Friday, 15 June 2012. They are part of projects which were carried out by architecture students from the University of Liechtenstein, involving new seats for the 11 municipalities of Liechtenstein.


At the TAK Theater Liechtenstein’s presentation of its 2012/2013 programme, two new structures were inaugurated in Schaan on Friday, 15 June 2012. They are part of projects which were carried out by architecture students from the University of Liechtenstein, involving new seats for the 11 municipalities of Liechtenstein.


For the municipality of Schaan, two students from the Master’s degree programme in Architecture, Guillermo Arriola and Fernando Cremades, designed two unusual benches which reinvent our interpretation of public seating.



The bench by Mexican student Guillermo Arriola has been fixed to a wall next to the west entrance of the TAK, creating a place for exchange where theatre visitors can meet before, in between and after the performances. Rather than sitting on the bench, visitors can comfortably lean against it and enjoy a drink and their conversations.



Fernando Cremades from Spain created a “bicycle bench”, which you can only use as a seat by parking your bicycle on it and staying seated on the saddle. It has been designed with the aim of providing two cyclists with an opportunity for a quick break and chat.

Salon Liechtenstein, an unusual state exhibition
Professor Peter Staub from the Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein oversaw the two projects, which were developed in cooperation with the municipality of Schaan and the TAK Theater Liechtenstein. The implementation of the two bench projects for Schaan was supported by Municipal Councillor Karin Rüdisser-Quaderer. The benches are part of an exhibition entitled “Salon Liechtenstein”, which will be held at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and will be launched on 5 July 2012. This unusual state exhibition, which has been put together by international architecture students from the University of Liechtenstein, includes the exhibition of unique, artistic benches for all of Liechtenstein’s municipalities.



Artistic Director of the TAK, Barbara Ellenberger (second from left), and Professor Peter Staub (right) from the Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein, with student Guillermo Arriola (third from left) and theatre visitors on the new “interval bench” at the TAK.