Zurich, Switzerland 2016–present
Client: HRS Real Estate AG
The site for this project is in Zurich West, an industrial area which is undergoing an intense redevelopment and densification that is introducing office, residential and leisure uses alongside existing industrial sites. The scheme will provide a new 18,500-seat football stadium for Zurich’s two clubs, FCZ and GC, two mixed-use towers and a residential building with one hundred and seventy-three co-operative apartments.
The urban plan is organised to follow the geometry of the Pfingstweidstrasse, which has historically provided the backbone to the large industrial sites that run through the centre of the quarter. The buildings of the new ensemble are all conceived as simple rectangular volumes that reflect something of the scale and volumes of the industrial sites to the east and respond positively to the diverse building typologies of the surrounding city and to the open space of the river Limmat to the North.
The buildings are made in masonry that is expressed in an architecture of columns and beams. The two towers have a vertical grain, like the buildings of 1920s Manhattan. Each has its own strong personality but, through the consistent use of masonry and through the vertical organisation of the façades, together they contribute to a powerful and consistent image of the city.
The design is a collaboration with Zurich-based practices, Bolthauser Architekten and Pool Architekten.
In the referendum of 27 September, almost 60% voted in favor of plans for the development of Hardtrum Areal in Zurich West.
The development, for clients Credit Suisse, HRS Real Estate, and Zurich housing co-operative ABZ, comprises a 18,000 seat stadium, an apartment building with 174 co-operative apartments, and two 137-metre mixed-use towers. The design is a collaboration with Zurich-based practices, Bolthauser Architekten and Pool Architekten.
Residents of Zurich have voted in favour of the project to build a new football stadium. The referendum took place on Sunday 25th November with 53.8% voting in favour of the development.
HRS Real Estate AG, Credit Suisse
Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John
Michael Schneider, Philipp Boenigk
Pierre Chevremont, Christoph Doerrig, Federico Farinatti, Keigo Mori, Lei Zhang, Florian Zierer
Bolthauser Architekten, Pool Architeckten
Ribi Blum AG, Romanshorn
Amstein & Walthert AG
HRS Real Estate AG
Neuschwander & Morf AG
Kopitsis Bauphysik AG
Studio Vulkan Landschaftsatchitekur GmbH
Nightnurse Images GmbH