Living in the trees. Apartment building, Zurich 2020–2022
House 5 on Langgrütweg is the most recent of five houses we're building for GEWOBAG. It is characterised by densification in favour of open space. The three-unit complex allows for optimal orientation of the flats and a strong relationship to the open space.
The cubic staggering of the building gives it a slender shape and a filigree appearance. The compact footprint allows the preservation of a huge oak tree and at the same time leads to the spatial strengthening of the lush green corridor. Large, projecting balconies enrich the house sculpturally and a brick shell establishes the relationship to the house on Langgrütstrasse.
Patrick Gmür, Michael Geschwentner
Florian Hoch, Eveline Blunschi, Annick Zucchetti, Nico Brunschweiler, Demian Haller, Sandro Lenherr, Adrian Dominguez, Attila Jung
21 Langgrütweg, 8047 Zurich
Direct commission, planning and execution 2017–2024
GEWOBAG, Langgrütstrasse 140, 8047 Zurich-Albisrieden