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  6. 2015
  7. Escherpark / E2A

Escherpark / E2A

  • 02:00 - 14 June, 2016
Escherpark / E2A
Escherpark / E2A , © Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman
© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman

© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman © Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman © Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman © Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

  • Design Team

    Wim Eckert, Piet Eckert mit Mireya Sánchez Gómez und Sabine Ameling, Marta Devesa, Kaori Hirasawa, Martin Janser, Ilja Maksimov, Judith Mampe, Tânia Roque, Valentino Sandri, Alexander Struck, Renate Wal- ter, Rafal Wójcik
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • General Contractor

    Allco AG, Zurich
  • Construction Management

    Allco AG,
  • Structural Engineering

    JägerPartner AG Bauingenieure SIA, Zurich
  • Landscape Consulting

    Nipkow Landschaftsarchitektur AG
  • Zürich Building Physics

    Zehnder & Kälin AG
  • Winterthur

    P. Gerber Haustechnik GmbH
  • Schwerzenbach
Electric Engineering

    Meteor AG
  • Pfäffikon
Artistic Collaboration

    Hans-Peter Kistler, Beinwil
  • Client

    Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Siat, a real estate fund of Credit Suisse AG
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman
© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman

Text description provided by the architects. The site of the Escherpark building, a clearly defined block just outside of Zurich’s city center, is located in the immediate vicinity of numerous cultural institutions and spacious parks. With several schools and recreational areas within walking distance and a physical relationship to the nearby lake, the opportunely situated area is ideal for a residential development. The Escherpark project new construction reacts to the local, semi-urban struc- ture of irregularly scaled, detached buildings and develops an ensemble of eleven buildings out of four unique volume types.

© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman
© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

In contrast to the existing built context, the new design actively choreographs the subtle variations in outdoor space. The free space between the buildings stretches like a park as a meandering field of vegetation; a system of paths leads through the space, making this inner world between the buildings accessible.

© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman
© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman

In addition to the differences between the buildings themselves, the way the volumes fit into the terrain intro- duces further variation in orientation and positioning of residences, as well as in their physical and visual relationships to the gardens and to one another. While every apartment is a unique experience from within, all offer framed views of the dense garden.


The exterior simplicity of the façade – intended as discrete background to the vegetation – is accomplished through a vertical, ventilated wood façade. Floor-to-ceiling glazing is shaded by shutters of wooden slats identi- cal to the façade. The wood is treated for fire safety such that no chemical components are required to guaran- tee its longevity.

© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman
© Rasmus Norlander ; Jon Naiman

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