2024, House 5: Langgrütweg, Zurich

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Ortho v5

Living in the trees. Multi-family apartment building, Zurich, Switzerland, 2020–2022

House 5 on Langgrütweg is the most recent of five buildings we are building for GEWOBAG cooperative. It is characterised by a densification in favour of open space quality. The complex with access to three apartments from one staircase allows an optimal orientation of the apartments and a strong relationship to the open space.

Situation v5
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Erdgeschoss v5
House 5, Langgrütweg 21, Zurich. Ground floor plan.
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1Obergeschoss v2
House 5, Langgrütweg 21, Zurich. Upper floor plan.
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House 5, Langgrütweg 21, Zurich. Section.
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A cubic staggering gives the building a slender shape and a filigree appearance. The small footprint enables the preservation of a mighty oak tree and at the same time leads to a spatial strengthening of the striking green outside corridor. Large, expansive balconies enrich the house, while a brick shell establishes a connection to the house on Langgrütstrasse.

Ansicht Ost
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Langgrütweg 21, 8047 Zurich, Switzerland

Direct order, planning and execution 2017–2024

Builder/ client
GEWOBAG Gewerkschaftliche Wohn- und Baugenossenschaft – Trade Union Housing and Construction Cooperative Zurich, Langgrütstrasse 140, Zurich

Spatial program
24 apartments

Patrick Gmür, Michael Geschwentner

Project team
Fiona Endres, Daniela Gonzales, Florian Hoch, Eveline Blunschi, Annick Zucchetti, Susan Held, Nico Brunschweiler, Demian Haller, Sandro Lenherr, Adrian Dominguez, Attila Jung, Lyle Stemper

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