Office building Baufeld B, Zurich

Competition entry for a new office building in Europaallee, 2010

The typical office floor plans of this competition are injected with a public program: several activities (a badminton hall, a restaurant, a café, etc.), which have been temporarily allowed in the close-by Hardbrücke Areal, find a kind of programmatic refuge. The so-created mix of program ads a new quality to both, office work and urban life.
Due to fire safety regulations, the volume of the building is divided into smaller units. The arrangement in a tetris-like, urban sculpture creates a series of terraces and loggias. As a consequence, no floor plan equals the other, and a wide variety of office sizes is provided.

energy concept: Amstein + Walthert AG, Zürich