Aeschbachquartier Aarau officially opened

The Aeschbachquartier in Aarau, planned by KCAP Architects&Planners and Studio Vulkan Landschaftsarchitekten, was officially opened on April 4 by real estate developer Mobimo. Events for the public will take place on Saturday, 6 April. KCAP designed the master plan of the neighbourhood and realized most of the buildings, Studio Vulkan planned and executed the outdoor spaces. The Aeschbachquartier is a mixed residential and working neighbourhood in a central location. It bridges the gap between the urban density at the railway station and the delicate, green residential quarters. The diversity of typologies, architectural designs and uses generates a dynamic location for a wide variety of user groups, residents and visitors to the city of Aarau.

A prominent tower marks the entrance to the quarter. The spacious Aeschbach promenade leads between urban commercial and residential buildings to the central Oehler Park. This functions as a hinge to the pure residential area and to the surrounding context. The park is bordered by a series of town villas, each of which houses several households, and in the background by terraced houses. The historic Aeschbachhalle is also located on the Aeschbachpromenade, restored as a quarter centre and event location and supplemented with studios and urban lofts.

While the entire exterior spaces were designed by Studio Vulkan landscape architects, the architectural tasks were assigned to three different offices in order to guarantee the architectural diversity of the quarter. Schneider & Schneider Architects designed and realised the symbolic GastroSocial Tower with the adjacent commercial building and four city villas by the park. Gmür & Geschwentner are responsible for two residential and commercial buildings in the urban core. The majority of the buildings stem from by KCAP, including the terraced houses and the city villa in the background, the large city villas by the park and the renovation and extension of the historic Aeschbachhalle.

The Opening in the press.

Official page of the Aeschbachquartier.

Official page of Aeschbahhalle.

Short statement by Kees Christiaanse for the developer Mobimo.