Project competition in open procedure | 2021 | Customer: City of Zürich
The replacement eight-story building, forming an L-shape with the existing structures, surrounds the inner park area. It maintains the connection from the existing dormitory section to the streamside and the expansive green surroundings. The building's design balances its size with its curved exterior and horizontal ledges, giving it a finely detailed appearance that contrasts with the lush park, which is the centerpiece of the complex.
In the form of hanging gardens, outdoor areas on every two floors in the dementia units face the southern park area. These areas provide residents with places to relax and walk. The outdoor space is designed with widened zones at the ends leading to living and dining areas, a broad connecting pathway, and climbing plants on vertical posts and wire fences. The goal is to create an outdoor space that serves as a pleasant passage and gathering place for residents.