Groundbreaking ceremony in Unterstrass – With combined force and traditional symbolism, Zurich city councilors André Odermatt, Daniel Leupi and Filippo Leutenegger inaugurated the realization of the new center on the Guggach site on December 2. Where soon two large construction excavations will line up, a housing estate with 111 non-profit apartments and commercial space, a kindergarten as well as a school complex with a double school gym and a community park will be built by 2024.
The structural engineers from Lüchinger+Meyer have been involved in the ambitious joint project of the City of Zurich and the Einfach Wohnen Foundation since the competition was won, working alongside Donet Schäfer Reimer Architekten (residential building) and Weyell Zipse Architekten (school building). Important concerns from the neighborhood were incorporated into the design since an early planning state.
(Photo: Reto Schlatter, Visualizations: Donet Schäfer Reimer Architekten)