Areal Kirschloh




SBB Immobilien Development


Zug, Switzerland


Housing, office, retail, gastronomy, urban spaces


12’500 sqm


Invited Competition with pre-qualification


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG


S2L Landschaftsarchitekten
Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure AG


Filippo Bolognese


The two slender and long structures form a clear spatial figure that behaves sensitive towards the context along the train tracks. Both buildings correspond to the track area in a robust way, each with its own character, reacting precisely to the spatial and functional requirements and forming a neighborhood together. Clarity and simplicity as design principles enable flexible forms of living in the north building and the exchange of office and living space in the south building.

Three public squares link the buildings with the surrounding city. From the south, the new square at the existing underpass at “Gubelstrasse” creates the prelude to the quarter. The heart of the project is the new “Quartierplatz” (kleiner Bahnhofsplatz) at the “Guthirt” pedestrian underpass. On the one hand it serves as a hinge between the southern and northern buildings and on the other hand it becomes a neuralgic hub in the dynamically changing urban body to the east of the track field. The third space situation is in the northern area facing away from the tracks. The new development forms a spatial conclusion to the tracks and opens a neighborhood towards the existing buildings. The district garden with generous green provides a quiet atmosphere for the residents.

Thanks to its simple structural layout, the southern building «the urban type» can be further planned in a flexible way or can even be later converted into different living-typologies. The standard living floors match the standard office floors, which in turn can be organized very flexible. Accordingly, all upper floors have the same floor height and the same facade band.

The north building “the neighborly type” between “Quartierplatz” and old shipping area forms a perceptible unit with the southern structure along the tracks but reacts completely differently to its surroundings. The volume moves towards the tracks and is spatially structured by the slight meandering. It is given a human scale with clear addresses. The structure frames the neighboring buildings from the track side like a bracket and forms a neighborly green courtyard – a protected place for encounters and interaction. In its appearance, the building presents itself with an urban architectural language towards the tracks and the district square. Towards the green inner courtyard, on the other hand, vine-covered balcony layers ensure a differentiated, homely character.



Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: framework plan

Haus Myrte, Wädenswil, 2022 –
Current phase: tender

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: ongoing

Airport Engadin, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: tender, 2020 –
Current phase: Project phases design to operation

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: execution planning

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: tender

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Current phase: on hold

Urban Design

Bahnhof Romanshorn, 2022 –
Current state: study (with Sudio Vulkan)

Kaserne Aarau, 2022 –
Current state: urban framework

Areale Wittenbach, 2022 –
Current state: urban design commission

Stiftungsareal Neumünster, 2022 –
Current state: study

Kieler Schloss, 2022 –
Current state: Public think tank on usage and architecture

Campus Heidelberg, 2021 –
Current state: Masterplan process, in-depth studies

Otterbach Süd, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: project support

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: project support

Areal Neugasse Zürich, 2016 –
Current state: completion of master plan, public consultation

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: project support

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: project support

Urban System Research

Metaverse, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

Entwicklungskonzept Würzenbach, 2022 –
Current state: ongoing

ESP Hochdorf, 2021 –
Current state: spatial-urban as well as use- and circular-based development concept

Deep Urbanism, 2021 –
Current state: ongoing

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing


Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313 F.

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Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8191, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503