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Forchstrasse Residential Building
location: Zürich, Switzerland
client: Business Client
status: Under Construction
project: 2021⁠–⁠2025
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A cohesive and contemporary new facade unifies two connecting properties along Forchstrasse, a prominent city entryway. This adaptive reuse scheme incorporates modern urban aesthetic needs and reflects Zurich's ongoing urban evolution through classic and lasting materials. Furthermore, existing courtyards are transformed into tranquil urban retreats.

The buildings' former industrial identity is emphasized in this transformation by introducing loft-style apartments and using heavy-duty materials. Access is provided via the pre-existing staircase. Dwellings in the recessed portion of the building are spacious family residences designed as standard apartments and maisonettes. Combined with studio accommodations, they offer a diverse and appealing assortment of housing options.

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commission: Direct
program: Conversion, Residential
size: 4960 m²
team: Annette Spillmann, Harald Echsle, Christoph Heitzmann, Georgios Samartzopoulos, Kalina Solarek, Philippe Steiner, Sara Bauer, Amelie Bleibach, Vanessa Grulich, Linda Hatava, Miro Kiener, Filippo Kleinstein, Theresa Oberleitner, Raphael Suter
consultants: Ghisleni Partner AG; WaltGalmarini AG; Plantec Gebäudetechnik GmbH; pbp ag engineering
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