Pensionskasse ALCAN Schweiz

Housing Development Alcan Seefeldstrasse, Zurich

Zurich, 2011, new construction, housing development, 3'062 m2

The existing property on Seefeldstrasse is located in an environment that has seen heterogeneous growth, with residential and office buildings of up to six storeys. To preserve this urban structure, the City of Zurich declared the area to be a regulated zone. The maximum possible usage is regulated by the building's potential floor space and the number of storeys. The suggested replacement construction envisages a six-storey prismatic structure, with the maximum possible floor space within the construction limits. The loss of usable floor space resulting from not using an angular structure is compensated by the sixth storey. Borrowing from the neighbouring Blumenegg apartment block, the façade features heavy horizontal division. Parapet bands with fine-profiles and bronze-coloured aluminium cladding contrast with bronze-anodised bands of wood and metal windows.









New construction


Pensionskasse ALCAN Schweiz


Seefeldstrasse 110/112, 8008 Zurich

Planning phase


Budget in CHF

6.9 Mio

Gross area

3'062 m2



Commercial units

2 Shops

Type of commission

Study commission