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  7. Housing Im Forster / EM2N

Housing Im Forster / EM2N

  • 01:00 - 9 June, 2013
Housing Im Forster / EM2N
Housing Im Forster / EM2N, © Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürichbergstrasse, Zürich
  • Architect in Charge

  • Design Team

    Vanessa Chacón, Marita Gelze de Montiel, Sandra Gonon, Matthias Heberle, Frank Herzog, Fabian Hörmann, Peter Jenni, Jörn Küsters, Sarah Kullak, Morten Krog, Sven Lechner, Yoshihiro Nagamine, Lucas Krupp, Tanja Schmid, Maria Skjerbaek, Basil Spiess, Atsushi Tarutani
  • Project Leader

    Bernd Druffel, Verena Lindenmayer
  • Partners

    Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Area

    5925.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

Text description provided by the architects. The park complex ‘Im Forster’ is being developed according to a master plan. The five very different building lots are laid out in such a way as to ensure the optimum preservation of the parkland despite the introduction of new functions.

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

The building lot ‘Gärtnerei’ is located on Forsterstrasse and its character is determined by the dense trees of a small wood in the south of the site. Together with planting that forms a kind of filter to the former tennis court a spatially introverted, atmospheric woodland clearing is created.

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

The gesture made by L-shaped building creates an arrivals area on the road side and garden space on the park side that guarantees all the apartments maximum breadth and openness to the internal area of the park complex. The building, which is clad in white-painted wood, stands on an exposed concrete plinth containing a garage and studios. The form of the roof reduces the building’s volume.

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

Apartments of very different kinds are created inside the building. Depending on their position they face in two or three directions or have higher rooms extending into the roof space.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

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