Wohn- und Gewerbehaus Limmatfeld, Dietikon, 2011—2015, Competition 1st Prize

Open courtyard

The Weidenhof residential and commercial building forms the keystone in the spatial definition of Rapidplatz, where the end element provides a meaningful contrast to the building by Adolf Krischanitz. On top of a plinth that fills the plot and houses commercial functions, two L-shaped residential buildings and a rectangular courtyard with views are inscribed in the triangular shape.

The upper floors of the L-shaped volumes differ in depth, creating a variety of apartment types that have different orientations, circuits and views. A two-storey commercial space offers a restaurant facility that faces onto Rapidplatz.

The architectural appearance refers to the traditional urban building type with a plinth, a main section several storeys high, and a terminating roof level. The plinth areas have prefabricated, sand-blasted artificial stone elements and large openings, the upper floors with French windows and horizontal cornices are articulated in fibre concrete.


Heimstrasse/ Schulgutstrasse/ Grünaustrasse, Dietikon


UBS Fund Management AG


Housing and commercial building


Competition 2011, 1st Prize

Planning period



best architects 2017


David Willen


Lorenzo Giuliani, Christian Hönger, Severin Oswald, Thomas Schmitz, René Schrödl, Christian Senn