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Wohnsiedlung Werdwies

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Adrian Streich Architekten AG
 
location Zurich
function commercial space, housing, kindergarten, mixed-use development, office, social housing
contributed by Roderick

Located in the neighbourhood of both the calm Limmat river and a busy elevated highway, the seven building volumes of the Werdwies project create an enclosed public space. The seven free standing rectangular apartment blocks, each with their own distinguishable volume all have similar heights and have been placed on the edges of the building site. In between differently sized open spaces are created, each with their own character. Each 8-storey volume houses 8 apartments per floor with a rentable spaces on the ground floor. These now offer a diverse set of facilities ranging from a supermarket and a bar to a hairdresser and kindergarten. An internal courtyard with gallery walkways provides access to the apartments and two switchable rooms per floor. The small apartments on the long sides of the building have additional windows onto the courtyard to compensate for their single-aspect orientation.

 

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Wohnsiedlung Werdwies
Address
Grünauring 25-33
Switzerland
Project is not public!
How to get there? Tram 4 direction Werdhölzi to Grünaustrasse or S9,S15 to Bahnhof Altstetten
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Completion 2007
Cost € 58000000,-
ArchitectAdrian Streich Architekten AG
project managerBosshard und Partner AG
landscape designerSchmid Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH
Client Stadt Zürich
 
Project ID 6193
Latitude/Longitude 47°23'45N 08°29'16E
Contributed by Roderick
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