Project:

Europaallee Baufeld E

Year:

2007

Client:

SBB

Location:

Zürich, Switzerland

Program:

Office, Housing, Stores

Area:

30.000 sqm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Competition with pre-qualification

Structure and MEP:

Arup, London

Cost Consultant:

B&P Bauberatung, Zürich

Office Consultant:

Hannes Wettstein, Zürich

Visualisation:

Raumgleiter GmbH, Zürich

Zurich, Switzerland, 2007

“Stadtraum HB”, known today as the “Europaalle”is a development area of the SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) between Zurich’s main station and the Sihlpost (Post Office) based upon a masterplan by Kees Christiaanse.

The proposal layers functions horizontally, resulting in deep floor slabs that are lit with internal courts and light wells. Since all the layers have different spatial and structural requirements, a flexible hexagonal module was adopted. Each hexagon is supported by three “ribbon columns” that can change orientation relative to the module and move from nodeto node. This allows for smooth adjustments between floors without expensive and inefficient transfer structures. In the front area of the building, the ribbon columns run diagonally through the floors. Together with vertical tension rods, these form a large truss supporting the cantilevered front of the building.

The three housing types are located in towers with their own entrances and are separated by roof-top gardens and terraces.

 

Publications

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