Silver medal at the Goldacker competition

The building cooperative Sonnengarten (BGS) has shaped the Triemli quarter in Zurich since it was founded in 1944. Their residential buildings from the post-war period are in need of renovation today. The BGS has therefore decided to replace a large part of its housing estates in several stages on the basis of a formulated vision for the future life, living and working on the “Triemli urban district”. The “Goldacker 1A” subdivision is the first stage, with a two-stage project competition to set the urban and architectural course for the new development of the area.
Doppler Muhl Architects from Erlenbach – structurally supported by Lüchinger+Meyer – were able to conclude the procedure with an excellent 2nd place. Their submission “Aniene” was praised by the jury as a “remarkable design approach”, “which represents an important contribution to the task of a contemporary cooperative settlement”.

The design envisaged preserving the original characteristics of a residential concept with a green urban landscape despite the intended densification. For this purpose, the project authors proposed twenty high point buildings, supplemented by large open spaces in the inner space. On the two streets exposed to noise, the point buildings were to be connected with a loggia layer glazed towards the street.

All projects will be on display from Friday, 25th of October to Sunday, 3rd of November 2019 in a competition exhibition in the Oerlikon indoor swimming pool exhibition space at Wallisellenstrasse 100 in 8050 Zurich-Oerlikon (opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm; Sat/Sun 2pm-6pm).