City hub Transformation Densification

Transformation of a railway workshop into an urban manufacturing hub

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) plans to transform one of its inner city workshops into an urban manufacturing hub. The Werkstadt Zürich project offers the opportunity to establish a sustainable mix of traditional and innovative business, services and leisure facilities centrally located in Zurich. The plan concerns one of the last major inner city areas and is developed in close cooperation with the City of Zurich. The city government is committed to creating good conditions for the 'urban workplace of the future'.

The architecture of the workshop buildings and their location on Hohlstrasse and the track area offer good opportunities for the gradual opening and conversion of the site. An important componen...

Location
  • Zurich, Switzerland
Client
  • Swiss National Railways (SBB)
Year
  • 2016 - Ongoing
Status
  • Ongoing
Disciplines
  • Urban Design
Collaborators
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