Toni Areal is first and foremost the campus of the Zurich University of Arts. However, the building welcomes much more than art students, which makes it a unique place to visit. The building itself has an interesting history as it was first constructed for the milk processing firm Toni. The name stayed but since 2014 the functionality changed completely. The past activities are still reflected in the spatial layout of the building which is both architecturally inspiring and a characteristic making it easy to get lost. A free one and a half hour tour tracing back the history and architectural features of the building takes place every Thursday (in German only).
Besides the building itself, Toni Areal hosts an abundant amount of events, often linked to the art students. All of them can be found on the events page of the Zurich University of Arts website. It comprises of concerts, dance shows, workshops, film projections, conferences… The building also includes one of the two sites of the Design Museum of Zurich. There you can enjoy temporary exhibitions of all kinds. Finally, the building has an amazing rooftop. You will find chairs around green spaces or facing the sunset. For the most active, a street workout cage offers the possibility to train outdoors for free and in a pleasant environment.