Differentiated high-rises and open spaces

Test planning Neu-Oerlikon, Zurich



The test planning was carried out under the direction of a team of experts with the landowners, the Department of Urban Design, the Civil Engineering Department of Zurich and Grün Stadt Zürich with three teams of planners. Our proposal was chosen as the basis for new special building regulations.


Together with the Franklin Tower planned by the SBB, the proposed high-rise buildings for ABB and AXA on Max-Frisch-Platz form a group of tower blocks that is linked across the railway tracks. Row buildings with apartments to the side of Therese-Giese-Strasse create easily accessible and well-proportioned internal courtyards. In the convincing traffic concept public transportation is placed on the main axis, private traffic in cul-de-sacs and there is a good network of routes for pedestrians and bikes at right angles to the tracks. The mix of existing and new buildings produces specific outdoor spaces and ensures the preservation of the industrial identity.

Accentuation

Concentration

Traffic concept

Public space

Public space

Address

Neu-Oerlikon/Railway station Oerlikon

Client

City of Zurich

Patner

Zwahlen + Zwahlen

Planning period

2015

Team

Patric Barben, Christian Cortesi, Lorenzo Giuliani, Christian Hönger, Matthias Kühn, Tibor Pataky

Overviewplanning