Living in the trees. Multi-family apartment building, Zurich, Switzerland, 2020–2022
House 5 on Langgrütweg is the youngest of five houses we are building for GEWOBAG cooperative. It is characterized 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 relation to the open space.
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 plastically, a brick shell establishes the connection to the house on Langgrütstrasse.
Patrick Gmür, Michael Geschwentner
Susan Held (member of the executive board), Florian Hoch (project management), Annick Zucchetti (deputy pm)
Demian Haller, Sandro Lenherr, Adrian Dominguez, Attila Jung (trainee)
Langgrütweg 21, 8047 Zurich, Switzerland
Direct order, planning and execution 2017–2021
GEWOBAG Gewerkschaftliche Wohn- und Baugenossenschaft – Trade Union Housing and Construction Cooperative Zurich, Langgrütstrasse 140, Zurich