In the depths of space. 30 meters are enough. Apartment house Imbisbühlstrasse, Zurich 2007–2008
The design mediates between the different building patterns of the neighbourhood. The strikingly deep floor plans allow a high utilisation of the property. The generous living room turms into the main attraction of every apartment – along with the spacious, south-facing balconies.
Thanks to the clear division of day and night areas and the reasonable allocation of bathrooms, kitchens and secondary rooms, the apartments correspond to today's structure of society. The spacious family apartments allow the middle class to remain in the city or even to move into town (again).
Imbisbühlstrasse 106–114, 8049 Zurich, Switzerland
Project competition by invitation 2003, planning application 2004/2006, execution 2007–2008
Swiss Re Company Ltd., Zurich
Patrick Gmür, Jakob Steib
Sybille Besson, Susan Held, Sven Fricker, Sonja Grigo, Sonja Strickmann