A former industrial site next to Wetzikon railway station is being transformed into a striking urban building block with residential and commercial use. Most of the existing building will be retained. Two partial extensions and two free-standing new buildings complete the ensemble. The study brief includes a variety of residential typologies that are aimed at different target groups and ensure a lively neighbourhood. Differentiated outdoor spaces such as a public park along the tracks, a square as the main access to the site in its centre and an avenue along the northern section of the street shape the surroundings.
Type of procedure: Private project competition by invitation, One-stage, anonymous procedure
Participants: Six architectural firms with landscape architects
Winner: HLS Architects
Client: Bosshard-Bühler & Co. AG
Organizer: DMEN Development AG
Visual: SETA-Park, Wetzikon Stücheli Architekten AG © Filippo Bolognese Images