Residential or Office Building B6, GreenCity Zürich
Client: Losinger Marazzi AG
1st prize Competition 2012
A modern city quarter will be developed on an inner-city, former industrial site. It will follow the principle of the 2000-watt society. Among other things, approx. 67,000 sqm of flexible office and service space will be realized in the GreenCity. The debate about the history of the site and sustainability will also play a key role in addition to criteria regarding urban planning, architecture, user convenience and flexibility. After the competition, JSWD was awarded a contract to plan construction area no. B6. The building affiliates with the compactness and calmness of the historic existing buildings of the former paper factory, parts of which will be retained. The large-scale openings facilitate deep-reaching illumination of the office areas. The ground floor zone and the first floor will be combined architecturally to an elevated ground level and will give the building an aspiring slenderness, despite its large volume. The simple and clear basic structure of the glass-fibre reinforced concrete buildings forms a stone metaphor that represents the industrial nature of the site's history.
Visuals: JSWD / Mohan Karakoc