Project:

Metalli-Areal, Zug

Year:

2017, 2019 -

Client:

Zug Estates AG
Stadt Zug, Baudepartement

Location:

Zug, Switzerland

Program:

Commercial, housing, retail, hotel

Area:

Plot: 22'500 sqm
Total floor area: 78’500 sqm

Commission:

Invited competition 2017,
1st Prize
QKV 2019, 1st Prize

Architects:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG

Planning team:

NYX Architectes GmbH
Lorenz Eugster Landschaftsarchitektur und Städtebau GmbH
TEAMverkehr.zug AG

Press:

www.finanzen.ch 12.03.2020
www.zugestates.ch 12.03.2020
www.zentralplus.ch 12.03.2020
www.zentralplus.ch 12.03.2020
www.luzernerzeitung.ch 12.03.2020
www.immobilienbusiness.ch 16.03.2022
www.swiss-architects.com 25.03.2020

 

In the 21st century, Zug transforms into a city and Metalli into a central urban area, turning the existing Metalli Mall into the Metalli neighborhood. To achieve this, the area should open up and become more permeable to the outside, thus optimally linking the surrounding districts. It becomes part of the city fabric.

Through reconstruction, punctual densification and the opening of entrances and pathways, the area will transform and connect to the urban fabric, while the newly formed Metalliplatz will turn it into a central city location. The collective spaces, the density of use and identification that have developed over time in the area’s interior will face the city. The area is maturing.

Four squares and two courtyards with different identities are linked to each other and to the cityscape by a series of alleyways. A continuous pavement provides an urban identity to the squares and highlights their design. Three gardens with varying degrees of publicness serve as walkable miniatures of Zug’s natural properties—from the “Little Wilderness”, to the “Mountain Lake” in front of the new apartments, or the “Mountain Forest” on the converted building on Baarerstrasse.

Publications

Projects

Architecture

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

Fabrik.sg, 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 –
Housing
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

Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313F. +41 43 243 6315

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Kyoto office

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