Three basically identical three-storey houses clearly articulate the upwardly sloping western edge of the largest and still mostly undeveloped plot of land on the Zürichberg. The broad meadow surrounding a country house from the late 1930s (architects: Henauer & Witschi) has been turned into an architectural theme: visually the meadow continues, only dotted by a few plastically modelled supporting pillars, under "outriggers" of the houses. This vertical uplift from the ground is answered in the horizontal by the interweaving of structures and spaces.
Mittelbergsteig 4–10, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland
Study contract 2004
Planning and implementation 2009–2011
represented by Immopoly Zürich
27 apartments and 3 studios
Maya Gunz, Silvia Burgermeister