Project:

Europaallee Baufeld E

Year:

2007

Client:

SBB

Location:

Zürich, Switzerland

Program:

Office, Housing, Stores

Area:

30.000 sqm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Competition with pre-qualification

Structure and MEP:

Arup, London

Cost Consultant:

B&P Bauberatung, Zürich

Office Consultant:

Hannes Wettstein, Zürich

Visualisation:

Raumgleiter GmbH, Zürich

Zurich, Switzerland, 2007

“Stadtraum HB”, known today as the “Europaalle”is a development area of the SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) between Zurich’s main station and the Sihlpost (Post Office) based upon a masterplan by Kees Christiaanse.

The proposal layers functions horizontally, resulting in deep floor slabs that are lit with internal courts and light wells. Since all the layers have different spatial and structural requirements, a flexible hexagonal module was adopted. Each hexagon is supported by three “ribbon columns” that can change orientation relative to the module and move from nodeto node. This allows for smooth adjustments between floors without expensive and inefficient transfer structures. In the front area of the building, the ribbon columns run diagonally through the floors. Together with vertical tension rods, these form a large truss supporting the cantilevered front of the building.

The three housing types are located in towers with their own entrances and are separated by roof-top gardens and terraces.

 

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

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com