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Vulcano-Vertical Living, Zurich-Altstetten

Category: Skylights, News, Steel and Glass structures
Year of construction: 2016 - 2017
Location: Zürich-Altettten
Owner: CSA Real Estate Switzerland - eine Anlagegruppe der Credit Suisse Anlagestiftung
Client: Steiner AG Zürich
Architect: Dominique Perrault Architecture Paris, Itten + Brechbühl AG Zürich
Engineer: Basler + Hofmann AG Zürich

Near the Zurich-Altstetten railway station, a complex including three residential towers is
being built on the former site of the Vulcano Automobile + Motorboot Factory. The base buildings which house hotel, catering and retail form a conspicuous contrast to the narrow rising residential towers. The base buildings are connected on three sides with the two
glass roofs creating a semi-enclosed urban space separated from the residential space
above. This allows for a wide range of uses and at the same time performs the function
of a sound barrier. In total, the two steel-glass structures cover an area of 2,110 m2 and require 175 tons of steel.