Fotografie: Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz

Residential buildings Zentralstrasse, Dietikon

“Stepped long building and point buildings”

The closed building pattern is continued on Zentralstrasse, whereas on Florastrasse an open development pattern is used, with buildings at specific points. By stepping down the long volume on Zentralstasse from five to three storeys a sensible transition is made from the higher centre zone to the lower core zone.


Shops occupy the ground floor of the long building on Zentralstrasse. On the upper floors and in the point-like buildings at the rear apartments of different sizes and typologies are laid out.


Despite the different scales, in terms of architectural appearance the buildings form a coherent ensemble. The building volumes, stepped elements, balconies and canopies are harmonised with each other sculpturally and in terms of the materials used.

Photography: Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz

Photography: Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz

Photography: Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz

Address

Zentralstrasse 2–10, 8953 Dietikon

Client

Credit Suisse Asset Managament Funds

Commission

Residential building complex

Procedure

Competition 2006, 1. Rang

Planning period

2006–2011

Photography

Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz

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