IGEBA-Baugenossenschaft Wetzikon


Wetzikon, Switzerland




8’200 sqm


Invited Competition, 1st Prize


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG


Bryum GmbH
Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure AG
Waldhauser+Hermann AG


Filippo Bolognese


The Morgentalquartier is located on the local axis south of the railroad tracks – leading from the Wetzikon station to the art school and the Sternen restaurant. Embedded on the slope of the Frohberg, with a panoramic view of the Zurich Oberland and the city silhouette of Wetzikon the site offers good conditions for an attractive housing development.

The project is designed as an ensemble and consists of a point and Z-shaped building. This results in clear addresses, building silhouettes, external and internal open spaces, and different living orientations. Throughout the slightly northward sloping slope edge, differentiated places, common spaces and individual views are created.

The individual apartments benefit from this diversity with views from the balcony in the south into the common courtyard and from the pergola in the north over the tracks into the open panoramic view. The layer of balconies (each offset and therefore not countable as a building mass) appears as a large collective form while also offering private intimacy which can be fine-tuned with curtains and awnings. Finally, inside the apartments the private vis-à-vis the communal is manifested in large sliding doors, which allow for generous open, but also individual spaces.

Three elements characterize the architectural expression: dark glazed large-format wood composite panels, perforated windows, and geometrically formed balconies. The construction of the compact buildings has a robustness similar to the usability of the apartments. The aim is to achieve the highest possible standardization of the building components. At the same time, the wood-concrete hybrid construction combines the properties of both materials as ideally as possible and serves sustainability. Sliding doors are used to accentuate the sensual-rational structure of the wood primary structure.

The inner and outer skeleton construction thus merge to form a light silhouette embedded in the dense landscape and terrain. The sequence of spaces – the ”Nussbaum” meadow, the main roundabout entrance to the quarter and the community courtyard offers a good balance of private and communal areas. The precise setting of the ensemble creates community, but also allows for individuality, offers connectedness but also privacy, on every scale – area, building, apartment.



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

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

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 –
Current phase: on hold

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

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

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: preliminary design

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

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 planning

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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Port City Riga, 2020 –
Current state: Urban design commission

Wankdorffeldstrasse, Bern, 2020 –
Current state: urban design study

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.

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
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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