Arc-Award: Gold for Hybrid Construction of Wood and Concrete



The Brüggliäcker residential development won gold in the residential buildings category at the Swiss Arc Award. The superstructure is characterized by its seamless integration into its surroundings. Timbatec engineers were responsible for the timber structures during the construction of the settlement.

The Brüggliäcker housing estate is located in Zurich between Schwamendingen and Oerlikon, a few hundred meters from the Hallenstadion. The settlement was designed by BS+EMI Architect Partners from Zurich. The three buildings with three stories each house a total of 63 apartments and four maisonettes.

The award-winning settlement, which was completed in 2014, is a hybrid construction of wood and concrete. The inner walls and ceilings were constructed in solid construction and all outer walls in load-bearing wooden construction.

Neighborhood Appreciation

According to the Arc Award jury, the architects succeeded in creating a transition between the small quarter with single-family houses on the one hand and the long row of buildings on the other. It is also praised that the figure of the buildings cannot be grasped in its actual dimensions from any point of view. In this way, a scale and intimacy corresponding to the quarter is created. According to the jury, the settlement also enhances the quality of life and living in a district that is not one of the most privileged in the city. It was chaired by ETH professor Sacha Menz. The winning project has prevailed over 120 other competition entries.

For more information about Brüggliäcker look here.



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