Hard Turm Park II, Zurich

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Blood brothers like Winnetou and Old Shatterhand
Residential and office building Hard Turm Park, BFA1, Zurich, Switzerland, 2012–2017

At the edge of the actual, „built" city, in the (former) industrial area in the Western part of Zurich („Züri-West“) sits the cornerstone of the area named "Hard Turm Park".
Both parts of the house are welded together to form a hybrid whole. It accommodates 108 apartments and offices for 1’000 workplaces.

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For each of the two brothers, we choose a separate spatial structure that emphasizes the purpose of the respective building. At the level of materialization, however, the individual parts combine to form a uniform whole.

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The residential building is located on the northern half of the construction site – a difficult starting position with regard to the sunlight.
The apartments are therefore arranged at right angles, but they are turned off to the coordinate system of the streets. They thus face South. This trick enables extremely „deep“ apartments, which, in combination with the striking two-storey loggias, allow surprisingly much light to penetrate into their rooms.

BFA Grundrisse v7
Residential and office building Hard Turm Park (BFA1), Zurich 2012–2017. Upper floor plans, 2nd and 3d floor.
BFA Schnitt v2
Residential and office building Hard Turm Park (BFA1), Zurich 2012–2017. Section.
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Residential and office building Hard Turm Park (BFA1), Zurich 2012–2017. Axonometry of apartments (residential building part).
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BFA Wohnungstypologien v5
Residential and office building Hard Turm Park (BFA1), Zurich 2012–2017. Science of the Floor Plan Typology.

Address
Förrlibuckstrasse 223–229, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, in 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

Direct order, planning and execution 2012–2017

Builder/ client
Hardturm AG, Zurich

Spatial program
108 apartments (rent and ownership), offices for 1’000 workplaces, staff restaurant, public café, museum (about money), conference rooms, auditorium

 

 

Architecture
Michael Geschwentner

Project team: residential house
Isabel Bernhard (project management), Marie-Luise Wunder (project management), Ricardo Dias, Florian Hoch, Gabriel Gmür, Angela Waibel, Thomas Rujbr, Iliana Rieger, Marta da Costa, Danai Laskari, Tryfonas Kalogiannis, Olivia Furrer, Cyril Amrein

Project team: office building (interior finishing)/ SIX
Isabel Bernhard (project management), Jasna Strukelj Gmür (deputy pm), Iliana Rieger (project management), Maria Imbach, Jule Eppler, Gabriel Gmür, Alberto Quinones, Thomas Rujbr, Cheryl Wigger

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Residential and office building Hard Turm Park (BFA1), Zurich 2012–2017. Execution plan, floor plan of the residential building part.