Thanks to Augusto Giacometti, what is probably the most beautiful police station entrance hall worldwide is located in the heart of Zurich.
Augusto Giacometti design in warm red and ochre tones was executed between 1923 and 1925 using the al fresco and al secco techniques. The ceiling and vault paintings comprise ornamental floral designs and geometric patterns. The walls, meanwhile, depict people at work: stone carvers and carpenters represent the handicraft trade, while astronomers and magicians denote science.
The locals affectionately refer to the Giacometti Hall as the “Blüemlihalle” (hall of little flowers) due to its design featuring countless ornamental flowers.