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Housing Development Brüggliäcker
Zurich-Schwamendingen, 2009–2014
Competition, 2009, 1. Prize
Standard Floor

The Brüggliäcker Housing Estate is located in the area between Oerlikon and Schwamendingen where a small-scale district of single-family homes meets the housing rows of Albert Steiner’s garden city. The three-story buildings adopt the height of their neighbors, and their staggered outdoor spaces interweave the new buildings with the green space of the surroundings. The full dimensions of the buildings’ overall figure cannot be grasped from any one position, helping to create a scale and intimacy appropriate to the neighborhood.
The apartment layouts are developed from alternating relationships to the exterior. With their open-plan living and dining rooms, the elongated apartments stretch between the two garden spaces and have exposures on at least two – or in the case of the end units, three – sides. Continuous outdoor rooms set in front of the east and west facades heighten the porosity between indoor and outdoor space. The usable floor area of the apartments is determined to a minimal degree, thus enabling a variety of living situations.

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Competition team
Peter Baumberger, Karin Stegmeier, Ron Edelaar, Elli Mosayebi, Christian Inderbitzin, Daniel Kaschub

Project team
Peter Baumberger, Karin Stegmeier, Ron Edelaar, Elli Mosayebi, Christian Inderbitzin, Mathis Keller, Julia Lang, Katrin Pfäffli, Julia Lang, Mathis Keller, Lorenz Mörikofer, Lukas Vogt, Michael Brotzer, Manuel Däster

Collaboration
Baumberger Stegmeier Architektur (BS+EMI Architektenpartner AG)

Client
Wohnbaugenossenschaft Bahoge, Zurich

Landscape Architect: Hoffmann & Müller Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH, Zurich
Civil Engineer: Urech Bärtschi Maurer Bauingenieure AG, Zurich
Timber Engineer: Timbatec GmbH, Zurich
Building Services, Electrical Engineer: Basler & Hofmann Ingenieure und Planer AG, Zurich
Building Physics: BWS Bauphysik AG, Winterthur

Photographs
Roland Bernath

Publication
operatie wooncoöperatie, tancityxvaliz 2022
Architekturführer Zürich, Edition Hochparterre 2020
House Tour: Views of the Unfurnished Interior, Park Books 2018
Wohngenossenschaften in Zürich, Gartenstädte und neue Nachbarschaften, Park Books 2017
Zürcher Wohnungsbau 1995–2015, Quart Verlag 2017
idea, 6/2016
cahier de théorie, 13/2016
www.architectural-review.com, 4.10.2016
Wohnen, 11/2014
Wohnen, 5/2012
Zürcher Landzeitung, 21.6.2010
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1.7.2009
Tages-Anzeiger, 30.6.2009

Auszeichnung
Arc-Award 2016, 1. Rang Wohnbauten