Oerlikon Gem
  • Housing
  • In progress
  • Zurich (2012-In Progress)

Oerlikon Gem is located in northern Zurich, adjacent to the architectural depart-ment of ETH Zürich, the centre of the past industrial zone. Conceptualised in direct dialogue with the recently completed Neu Oerlikon building, both projects are a celebration of the area’s strong and rich identity coming from its glory years of the 19th century when it

Oerlikon Gem is located in northern Zurich, adjacent to the architectural depart-ment of ETH Zürich, the centre of the past industrial zone. Conceptualised in direct dialogue with the recently completed Neu Oerlikon building, both projects are a celebration of the area’s strong and rich identity coming from its glory years of the 19th century when it was a pri-mordial industrial and trade hub.

The L shape housing block of 110 units complete this urban fabric and offers its us-ers an elevated public plaza in the middle of the plot. The two buildings form an ensemble and follow the same rules of “composition” though both keeping true to their own identity. On the ground level, a green belt surrounds the building and the plaza. Each loggia benefit-ting from its own integrated planter and users also welcome to take advantage of the gen-erous community garden space overlooks the site.

With its perforated and metallic facade, the new housing building propose a con-temporary interpretation of industrial heritage.

  • ClientA&A Liegenschaften
  • ProgramHousing
  • StatusIn progress
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