Transformation Industrial Community

Renovation of monumental industrial building in the new district of Aeschbachquartier

KCAP has renovated the existing monumental industrial building in the new district Aeschbachquartier (masterplan KCAP) and transformed it into an event hall and expanded with apartments, offices, meeting rooms, a mini-albergo and a restaurant. Nowadays it functions as a community center, but also as a center for regional events or national conventions. The Aeschbachhalle preserves the industrial history of the area and shapes the identity of the neighbourhood. The existing structure has been deliberately preserved in its further condition, including wear and graffiti.

When Fritz (Friedrich) Aeschbach I bought a property with two buildings in Torfeld Süd, he had no idea that he was laying the foundation for a global company. His "Artofex", a kneading and mixin...

Location
  • Aarau, Switzerland
Client
  • Mobimo AG, Küsnacht
Year
  • 2011 - 2019
Status
  • Completed
Program
  • Reconstruction of a 4500 m2 industrial hall for events and extension with apartments, offices, restaurants, conference rooms and an aparthotel
Disciplines
  • Architecture
Credits
  • Photographer: Marcel Rickl
Collaborators
  • uno partner
  • Fanzun AG
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