Project:

Areal V-Zug AG

Year:

2013

Client:

V-Zug AG, City of Zug

Location:

Zug, Switzerland

Program:

Production, Technology Clusters, Offices, Housing, Transportation

Area:

166.000 sqm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Urban design study with pre-qualification: 1st Prize. Commissioned for further development

Landscape architects:

Müller Illien Landschaftsarchitekten, Zürich

Traffic planning:

IBV Hüsler AG, Zürich

Sustainability Strategy:

Keoto AG, Zürich

Visualisation:

Rendertaxi, Aachen

City as Laboratory

In the millennium of the city, many companies attempt to market systematic solutions for sustainable urban development. What better way can a locally based but globally active firm represent itself than through a piece of lively city, in which products and services form a natural part of everyday life and can be shown, tested, and improved?

VZug can make this vision a concrete reality, thus rendering the area a publicly accessible laboratory. For VZug, the development of this zone means not only building up a real estate portfolio but also a network of relationships, ideas, and learning opportunities, which can be sustainably increased and cultivated over time. VZug thus becomes part of a greater technology cluster where related companies combine their knowledge.

In this regard, it helps that the VZug sites will be continuously used. Changes of use and intermediate uses will be made possible, and areas can be developed in small stages, resulting in a mosaic of urban components.

The headquarters area connects Industrie- and Baarer streets with a representative public space and completes the urban fabric of Zug. In contrast, inside the area “Im Werk,” living-, working- and community-uses are arranged in a variety of typologies along a dense web of alleys, squares and intimate courtyards. Existing buildings can be used by temporary occupants and start-ups. The “Loop” integrates production spaces, laboratories and offices, connecting them synergistically by a large atrium, and the “Soed” provides affordable spaces for related light industry. Green courtyards complement the network of connected public spaces, creating small “city-oases” and translating high density into spatial diversity.

 

The project in the press:

Ein Industrieareal öffnet sich.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 22.01.2014

Metall Zug: Bebauungsplanverfahren
Technologiecluster Zug eingereicht
Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 10.10.2014

Publications

V-Zug-Areal

Hochparterre - Wettbewerbe 2, Heft 2: Mai

Projects

Architecture

Station square and station roof in Herisau, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Multi-family house in Binz, Switzerland
Current state: building permission

Interior design for an apartment in Park Tower, Zug
Recently completed

Innovative highrise on the countryside, Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland
Current state: concept

Parking garage with shop in Zug, Switzerland
Current state: preliminary design

Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Design concept for a site in Ebikon, Switzerland

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Nord-Süd-Achse, Hamburg
Masterplan, urban framework plan and typology studies

National Innovation Park Switzerland, Hub Zurich
Development studies

Innovation- and production park Patton Barracks, Heidelberg
Urban framework plan

Omega-Quartier Solingen, Germany
Urban design concept

Wil West, Kanton Thurgau, Switzerland
Urban design concept

Urban design concept for a site in Uzwil, Switzerland

Urban design concept for a site in Kanton Schwyz, Switzerland

Urban design concept with public participation for a site in Zurich

Masterplan Dierikon, Switzerland

Urban System Research

Mobiglobe Autostadt Wolfsburg, Volkswagen, Germany
Mobility research

Strelka Institute, Moscow
Teaching: Advanced Urban Design

Development strategy for 3 communities in the Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 5103
office@hosoyaschaefer.com