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
NYX Architectes GmbH

Collaborators:

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.

Projects

Architecture

Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: tender documentation

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

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

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: study

Urban Design

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

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

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

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

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

Bell-Areal, Kriens, 2020 –
Current state: competition

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

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 in fall 2020

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

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

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