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Hoch3 Community Center
location: Zürich, Switzerland
client: Evangelisch-reformierte Kirchgemeinde Zürich Witikon
status: Realized
project: 2019

A new neighbourhood centre offers the district Witikon a meeting place close to a church, where people can gather and exchange ideas in an easy-going manner.

The project consists of three gabled volumes of different heights, which protrude and interlock with one another, encircling a shared inner space. They naturally integrate into the star-shaped structure of the existing pathway network.

The center is entered at its shorter side via a porch, where visitors access the elevated-ceiling space. Its timber construction was pre-fabricated in a factory with a few elements that easily fit onto trucks. A wooden, pre-grayed vertical battening visually unifies the three houses.

commission: Direct
program: Culture, Hospitality
size: 180 m²
team: Annette Spillmann, Harald Echsle, Rico Furter, Isabel Ausserer, Annina Fischer, Anja Green, Nicolas Wild, Katrin Zumbrunnen
consultants: Pirmin Jung AG; Kopitsis Bauphysik AG; Leu Elektro GmbH; HDK Identity & Design; Gerber + Partner Haustechnik GmbH