Tech Cluster Zug


2013 -


V-Zug AG, City of Zug


Zug, Switzerland


Production, technology clusters, offices, housing, transportation


166'000 sqm


Study with pre-qualification,
1st Prize. Commissioned for further development


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG

Planning Team:

Müller Illien Landschaftsarchitekten
IBV Hüsler AG
Keoto AG




Neue Zürcher Zeitung 22.01.2014
Neue Zürcher Zeitung 10.10.2014

related projects:

Mobility Hub Zug Nord

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.



For the project “tech Cluster Zug, Switzerland” in the category of urban planning facilities.



Hochparterre - Wettbewerbe 2, Heft 2: Mai



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Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
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Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

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KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

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Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
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Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
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Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
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Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
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Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
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ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
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Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
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Wankdorffeldstrasse, Bern, 2020 –
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St-Karli Brückenköpfe und Reussinsel, Luzern, 2020 –
Current state: urban design study

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Masterplan HB / Central 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: test planing (with Studio Vulkan)

Urban System Research

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

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published / available on Lars Müller Publishers website and in bookstores.

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Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)


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Kyoto office

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