Project:

Metrobild

Year:

2010 - 2011

Client:

Association Metropolitanraum Zürich

Location:

Zürich, Switzerland

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Study with pre-qualification 2010

Metropolitan Region Zurich, Switzerland

A Metrobild (image or concept plan) for the Metropolitan Region of Zürich was commissioned by the Metropolitan Conference of Zürich. This conference is a co-operation between municipalities, cantons, and cities in the greater Zürich area that aims to further improve the region and its location factors. The concept plan reveals Zürich as a diverse mosaic of locations that in its totality competes in the global market. Specific areas within the larger region are simultaneously cooperating and competing in a process of “coopetition.”

Zürich is the region’s center and its gateway to the world, but most of its development opportunities are located outside the city area. In order to preserve the vitality of this mosaic of locations and to reinforce its diversity, such developments need to be better coordinated.

The Metrobild of the Zürich region is mediating between different scales; it is reducing complexity and serving as a strategic tool that enables dialogue between various stakeholders and professional disciplines.

The Metrobild consists of structure (terrain, spatial planning, and infrastructure), gestalt (identity of locations and their capacity for change), and form (urban design, architecture, and public space.

Based on this framework, a series of strategic development opportunities emerges, which are illustrated and explained in the project. One example is the concept of a “Science Valley” for the Glattal area stretching from Affoltern to Uster, which utilizes historic country roads as an urban backbone.

 

Publications

Projects

Architecture

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

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

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

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: preliminary planning

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

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

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

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

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planing

Klosterareal Pluggendorf, Münster, 2020 –
Current state: workshop + competition

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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

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, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)

Contact

Zürich office

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