Switzerland appears to be a country devoted to aluminium. At least this is what comes to mind when you look at the Swiss built environment of recent years. Very few architects opt to build exclusively in steel. Why is that? What is the origin of this national scepticism towards steel?
A special issue published by the Swiss architecture magazine Hochparterre takes a look behind Swiss architectural facades and points out where steel outshines all other available construction materials and highlights international projects where steel systems have brought measurable advantages.