The urban replacement building, which gives Witikonerplatz a new face, is in many respects a pioneering project for the office's design finesse.

The dense structure is placed in the building line of Witikonerstrasse and integrated into the context through various transformation operations by staggering and cantilevering. On the one hand, the oriels and framed balconies make direct design reference to the surrounding buildings and reflect proportions and subjects typical of the quarter; on the other hand, they allow for a very efficient volume.

The clever composition gives the building an entire extra attic floor. The concise facade design, which gives the building integrated into the terrain an almost stoic calm and transfers all volumetric flourishes into a whole, is executed in clinker and vertical grooved plaster.

The structure is finished at the top over wide cornices and an ornamental recessed picket railing.

Nikolaus Hamburger

The Residence, Zurich

Location: Witikonerstrasse 23, 8032 Zurich
Residential units: 20 units
Property type: Condomium ownership
Apartment sizes: 3.5–4.5 rooms / 64–153 m²
Status: Realized
Occupancy date: 2019
Client: Private
Architecture: HDPF

All units have been sold.

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