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Badenerstrasse Apartment Building
location: Zürich, Switzerland
client: Allreal
status: Project
project: 2021
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Given the stipulated high-rise typology and its strategic placement at the juncture of the Altstettn, Albisrieden, and Aussersihl districts, this tower design is highly visible from afar and, with its design, introduces a building form that is consistent with its urban surroundings.

Conceived for a study about the Badenerstrasse site in Zurich, this well-defined configuration evolves as a solid anchor in the Altstetten district, intersecting significant roads and public plazas. Until the 1920s, the Letzigraben axis acted as a border between the city and its outskirts. It now bridges the urban spaces of Zurich proper and Altstetten and the sub-centers of Zurich West, Albisrieden, and Triemli. 

The architectural proposal amplifies the significance of this axis. At the same time, it emphasizes Badenerstrasse's primary approach by framing the tram platform and the encompassing roundabout and by grounding the urban layout. Directly contrasting the free-form Letzigrund stadium, the design is a balanced and integrated piece of architecture.

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commission: Competition
program: Residential
size: 6090 m²
team: Annette Spillmann, Harald Echsle, Christoph Heitzmann, Georgios Samartzopoulos, Linda Hatava, Raphael Suter
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