Brügglimatt Muttenz


2022 -


Patrimonium Anlagestiftung & TrustStone Real Estate SICAV


Muttenz, Switzerland


Residential and commercial


30’000 sqm


Invited Competition (Studienauftrag), 1st Prize


Hosoya Schaefer Architects


Chaves Biedermann Landscape Architects
AFRY Schweiz AG
Cabane Partner
Waldhauser Hermann AG
TEAMverkehr.zug AG
Abicht Zug AG


Bloom Images / Filippo Bolognese


A garden city meets a regional access road today a wide band of commerce aligns along St. Jakobs-Strasse, behind it an hidden, tranquil low-density residential world accessed via Gartenstrasse. Different uses, users, catchment areas, forms of mobility, rhythms, and scales exist alongside one another with minimal exchange and a hard boundary.

In the future, a more differentiated picture emerges: The garden city edges closer to the cantonal road, becoming more denser and more permeable, only delimited by a slim bar protecting the interior from noise and accommodating commercial uses on the ground floor. The area becomes green, mixed, diverse, but also well-structured and dense. Garden City 2.0!

The facade along St. Jakobs-Strasse steps back in plan, forming an attractive silhouette in section. The entrance to the area is marked by a slight recess, the Quartier or Brügglimatt square. Here are the important commercial addresses. Perpendicular to this, Brügglimatt as a neighborhood green space opens up the depth of the area. In the otherwise privatised garden city, this is a response to higher density and an offering to users in the form of a collectively usable open space, clearly readable as an inlay in the greenery and a consciously rather rural typology of open space. Here, the communal addresses connect: daycare, community room, access to the underground garage via the high point, and possibly the office of the neighborhood caretaker.

A narrow path connects the green space with Gartenstrasse. The Brügglimattweg, in turn, provides access to the garden villas within the area. This way, all buildings receive an address and access through simple means. All other open spaces are green areas that can be used partly privately and partly informally. A differentiated planting and topography structurally organise the area socio-spatially. A gradient is created from high public visibility at the cantonal road, to the communal green space, to the informally usable green spaces, to the private outdoor areas around the garden rooms of the garden houses.

The underground garage is accessed from the south for cars and from the north with a bicycle ramp. The impact of traffic on Gartenstrasse is minimised and the bicycle axis within the neighborhood is strengthened.

Paths and green spaces connect with neighboring parcels, so that a new permeability develops alongside St. Jakobs-Strasse in the second row. The area fits as a neighborhood block into the existing neighborhood, continues it, and supplements it with new uses and offerings.



Zürich office

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

CAREER: (Please refer to our OFFICE > CAREER section for further information)

Kyoto office

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