This complex of apartment blocks in the heart of Zurich is presented as an alternative to the conventional typology of isolated buildings that do little to generate an urban scheme. The construction is compacted into small towers aligned with the streets to produce a continuous external image, but in a way that does not renounce spatial openings and rich orientations that make it possible to place pieces around freely in the large site colonized by abundant vegetation.
The building’s relationship with the garden exterior is enhanced by the dwelling type chosen and the materials used. As for type, the apartments give out onto a spatious terrace that can serve as a greenhouse or sun room in winter, thanks to its system of sliding slatted shutters. As for materials, the project has opted for a ventilated facade of panels of fireproof wood with the capacity to give a sense of warmth resonating with the green nature of the enclave.
Escherpark, 11 edificios de apartamentos en Zúrich (Suiza); Escherpark, 11 apartment buildings in Zurich (Switzerland).
Credit Suisse Real Sate Fund.
E2A / Piet Eckert, Win Eckert.
Estructuras Structural engineering
JägerPartner AG Bauingenieure.
P. Gerber Haustechnik.