Development Koch site in Zurich

The Koch site in the Altstetten-Albisrieden district of Zurich is the location of a development project that will include the construction of two high-rise residential buildings with some commercial space, a commercial building, and a public park. Pursuant to the plan to develop the site, the city of Zurich organized four architectural design competitions that it then used as a basis for selecting one winning proposal for each of the individual building projects. EBP oversaw the process for harmonizing the separate projects in the context of a dialogue phase, thereby creating a basis for the private development plan (not including the public park). This development plan and a subsequent revision of the building and zoning ordinance then enabled the stakeholders to advance to the implementation phase.

Our services

  • Overseeing of a project dialogue phase on behalf of the four private developers
  • Harmonization of initial planning proposals with the applicable legal provisions, for instance, relating to recreational space, noise, access, and parking
  • Drafting of the private development plan in close consultation with the developers and the various public agencies
  • Overseeing of the private development plan throughout the finalization phase and its submission for (still pending) approval

Picture Credits: Model of the Koch site, Annett Landsmann, April 2020

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