Urban Development Study Manegg

The former Sihlpapier site, located in the south of Zurich, in Manegg, is characterized both by a special lenticular form and by an island-like isolation. The river Sihl, the Sihlkanal, as well as the forest embankment to the highway and the highway itself have a shape-forming and isolating effect. The centered traffic axes of the cantonal road and the SZU railroad line form two similarly shaped sites with slightly different characteristics: The western side tends to be better connected to traffic and nonetheless more quietly situated against the Sihl than the eastern side, behind the SZU tracks and constrained by the highway. The central plots between these main traffic routes create a kind of backbone.

Location Zurich, Switzerland

Competition 2000

Competition Organzier Manegg Owners' Association and City of Zurich

Team G/G Christoph Bhend, Pieter Rabijns

Landscape Architecture Zulauf Seippel Schweingruber, Baden