On the very low plot on Regensdorferstrasse in Höngg, we are realizing a generous residential structure with a typical Höngg character founded in the present.

The polygonal building form places two individual structures on the steep terrain, which widens towards the valley. Access is via playfully bent paths with slabbed surfaces in the green spaces on the slope side, which become a social meeting place with integrated benches. In both buildings, the apartments are accessed via a central core, which allows two or three apartments per floor, which in turn benefit from the orientation of the structure.

The balconies captivate by their three-sided free cantilevered corner setting. Depending on the program, the windows are set room-high or private spandrel-high and are combined in terms of design by means of offset, rough exterior plaster layers. The structures are embedded in the hillside with a discreetly differentiated steel-tone base.

The attic apartments are also arranged on the slope, which emphasizes the typical entrance situation of the quarter and thus atypically opens up the view to the south and provides the dispersed roofscape with terraces.

Philipp Barmettler

Haus Höngg, Zurich

Location: Regensdorferstrasse 70, 8049 Zurich
Residential units: 18 units
Property type: Condomium ownership
Apartment sizes: 2.5–5.5 Zimmer / 75–167 m²
Status: Under construction
Occupancy date: End of 2022
Client: Ledermann Totalunternehmung AG
Architecture: HDPF
Sales: WALDE

All units have been sold.

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