Congress Center Zürich




City of Zürich, Department of Urban Planning


Zürich, Switzerland


Congress, Hotel, Commercial and Public Space


47.000 sqm


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich


Commissioned Study

Site Evaluation Geroldstrasse, Zürich

The area of the Geroldstrasse is situated in the new development corridor along the SBB railroad area and is visible from the railway line, the railway viaduct, and the Hardbrücke, a heavily-trafficked bridge. Due to this prominent location, the Congress Center becomes an urban and architectural landmark at the entrance to the city. Together with the neighboring Prime Tower, it stands for a new, more urban Zürich.

The proposed project covers an area with a large building volume. The Congress Center and a hotel are located over a basement with public functions. The base formulates open spaces under the Hardbrücke and the viaduct’s arches and provides activities on the ground-floor level. The foot and bicycle path along the tracks is upgraded as well. The Geroldstrasse is transformed to provide services like delivery and parking. An internal path links the various levels of the site and forms the “City Terrace,” an open space with unique character.



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