005 . A PLAN FOR ZURICH
In it‘s first phase, a study of the city of Zurich was made, in this case specifically the areas of Wiedikon. Considering strategies for absorbing the growing population in the context of politically sanctioned policies for densifying the existing urban fabric and preventing the further expansion of the city towards the countryside.
On a site marked by older industrial buildings, newer developments and abandoned railway tracks, the 4 interlocking court buildings wind themselves in between the existing urban fabric, creating vistas and unexpected perspectives, whilst also creating intimacy in the courts without losing its grand urban character towards the street and surrounding buildings. It‘s presence should state the upcoming growth evolving in the area, whilst not forgetting the existing.