Project:

Metrobild

Year:

2010 - 2011

Client:

Association Metropolitanraum Zürich

Location:

Zürich, Switzerland

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Study with pre-qualification 2010

Project Management:

Kanton Zug, Amt für Raumplanung

Metropolitan Region Zurich, Switzerland

A Metrobild (image or concept plan) for the Metropolitan Region of Zürich was commissioned by the Metropolitan Conference of Zürich. This conference is a co-operation between municipalities, cantons, and cities in the greater Zürich area that aims to further improve the region and its location factors. The concept plan reveals Zürich as a diverse mosaic of locations that in its totality competes in the global market. Specific areas within the larger region are simultaneously cooperating and competing in a process of “coopetition.”

Zürich is the region’s center and its gateway to the world, but most of its development opportunities are located outside the city area. In order to preserve the vitality of this mosaic of locations and to reinforce its diversity, such developments need to be better coordinated.

The Metrobild of the Zürich region is mediating between different scales; it is reducing complexity and serving as a strategic tool that enables dialogue between various stakeholders and professional disciplines.

The Metrobild consists of structure (terrain, spatial planning, and infrastructure), gestalt (identity of locations and their capacity for change), and form (urban design, architecture, and public space.

Based on this framework, a series of strategic development opportunities emerges, which are illustrated and explained in the project. One example is the concept of a “Science Valley” for the Glattal area stretching from Affoltern to Uster, which utilizes historic country roads as an urban backbone.

 

Publications

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

Riedmatt Ebikon
Housing, retail, ateliers
Current state: concept design

Seegarten Altendorf
Family-living, elderly-living, retail
Current state: preliminary design phase

House Chile
Innovative single family home in forrest setting
Current state: building permit submission

Buchs Areal Fegeren
Building for precision-industry
Current state: study

Urban Design

Technologycluster Zug
Urban framework plan and design concept

Masterplan Industriestrasse Nord, Zug, Switzerland

Hafencity Elbbrückenquartier, Hamburg
Masterplan and urban framework plan

Wilhelmsburg Elbinselquartier, 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

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 Neugasse Zürich

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

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T. +81 (0)75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com