Housing Greencity, Building Plot A1 / EM2N

Housing Greencity, Building Plot A1 / EM2N

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Zürich, Switzerland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project EM2N
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Dietlikon, Illnau-Effretikon, Jegen AG, Liechtenstein, Mowa Norm, Otis, Santa & Cole, Sarna-Granol AG, Vaduz, WAREMA Schweiz
  • Partner

    Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Associate

    Christof Zollinger (Project execution), Fabian Hörmann (competition)
  • Project Leaders

    Martin Broder, Ines Schmid, Martin Schriener
  • Project Team

    Onur Akin, Duarte Brito, Pascal Dechenaux, Oke Hauser, Fabian Kleine, Bernard Radi, Sabine Ricken, Hugo Torre, Jorrit Verduin, Caroline Vogel, Winfried Schneider
  • Construction an project management

    Losinger Marrazi AG, Zurich
  • Construction consulting / construction economics

    Losinger Marrazi AG, Zurich
  • Civil engineer

    Wismer + Partner AG, Rotkreuz
  • Planning heating / ventilation / sanitary

    Amstein + Walthert AG, Zurich
  • Building services

    Amstein + Walthert AG, Zurich
  • Electrical services planning

    Schmidiger + Rosasco AG, Zurich
  • Fire protection planner

    Wälchli Architekten Partner AG, Bern
  • Geologist / Geotechnics

    Dr. Heinrich Jäckli AG, Zurich
  • Specialist vibration

    FEAG Facility Engineering AG, Dietlikon
  • Traffic planning

    IBV Hüsler AG, Zurich
  • Landscape architecture (Surrounding area)

    Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Zurich
  • Landscape architecture (Roof terrace, courtyard)

    Balliana Schubert Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Zurich
  • Light concept (Surrounding area)

    Reflexion AG, Zurich
  • Signage (Surrounding area)

    Formpol AG, Zurich
  • Signage (Building)

    EM2N, Caroline Vogel, Zurich
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Text description provided by the architects. The elongated plot A forms the start to the new urban district ‘Greencity’ and is strongly influenced by the neighbouring street and railway. We used this essentially ʻimpossible situationʼ as the impulse to develop a narrow, elongated building with an expressive character that can develop a sense of identity.

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The unique geometry of the site leads to mostly east-west facing apartments which are all connected by means of a ʻstreet in the airʼ to the communal room and the shared roof garden. The building is massively constructed using a wall and slab system. The motif of interwoven vertical and horizontal bands produces depth and a feeling of volume. In combination with windows of different sizes this leads to a facade composition that is richly varied, yet also calm.

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Cross Sections
Cross Sections
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The ground floor is used for commercial functions. It takes up the robust nature of the street and the railway line and is made as a concrete plinth. The passageways leading through the building and the entrances located in them are announced by metal framing. The communal space and the ‘street in the air’ can be read in the façade through their generously sized window openings.

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4th floor plan
4th floor plan
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© Damian Poffet

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Address: Allmendstrasse 147–157, CH-8041 Zurich, Switzerland

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Cite: "Housing Greencity, Building Plot A1 / EM2N" 26 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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