Wohn- und Gewerbehäuser Zwicky-Areal, Wallisellen, 2014—2019, Competition 1st Prize

New district centre

On the converted industrial site an ensemble of existing and new buildings that relate to each other forms a new district centre. Four-storey buildings opposite historical buildings of the same height, and seven-storey buildings opposite the traffic areas exposed to noise create protected, semi-public courtyards.


Arcades along the existing buildings create attractive approaches to small commercial units. 164 rented apartments and studio flats with different characters, ranging in size between 1.5 and 4.5 rooms, offer a variety of housing types.


Facades of solid exposed masonry interpret the construction of the historical buildings opposite, create an atmospheric context, and strengthen the identity of the site.

Address

Zwickystrasse 3, 8304 Wallisellen

Client

UBS Fund Management AG

Commission

Residential and commerce building

Procedure

Competition 2014, 1. Prize

Planning period

2014–2019

Award

best architects 2020

Photography

David Willen

Team

Peter Blume, Mirco Cortesi, Lorenzo Giuliani, Christian Hönger, Julia Koch, Jordan Leonardis, Susanne Schanz, René Schrödl, Carina Thurner, Nadia Vontobel

Publications