Building complex, Löwenbräu site, Zurich

Client PSP Swiss Property, Zug
Architects Annette Gigon / Mike Guyer, Zürichatelier ww Architekten, Zürich
Planning 2006-2012
Execution 2010-2014
Construction cost 130 Mio. Fr.
Services Structure and excavation:
Design phase
Tender documentation phase
Execution phase
General Contractor Steiner, Zürich
Engineering partner Henauer Gugler, Zürich
Photos Sebastian Grundgeir Photography (1-4)
Thies Wachter (5)
Lüchinger+Meyer (6)
Publication - Conceptual planning by the structural engineer - Windexponiert
Topics ResidentialCommercialCultureStructural steelworkRefurbishmentConservationHigh-riseConcrete constructionFair faced concrete

The site of the former Löwenbräu brewery in Limmatstrasse, Zurich, is under reconstruction, with some buildings being converted, some demolished and some newly constructed. The new and existing buildings form two inner courtyards (the brewery yard and the “Kunsthof” or art gallery court). Several new buildings are to be constructed. On the western part of the site, a new fair-faced concrete building, the “Neubau West”, is to be constructed to accommodate art galleries. The building section named “Erschliessung Kunst” lies between the “Neubau West” building and the existing building. The “Mitte Annex” high-rise is approximately 70 m high, comprising a ground floor and 20 upper storeys. It is to be used for residential purposes. From the eighth storey upwards, the high-rise projects approximately nine metres outwards over the existing main brewery building. The “Neubau Ost” building is an office block on the eastern part of the site. The existing brick buildings are to be converted and, where necessary, rehabilitated.