Results architecture competitions for KCAP urban space concept "HGZZ"

Within the Urban Space Concept by KCAP and Studio Vulkan for the “University District Zurich Centre” (Hochschulgebiet Zürich Zentrum, HGZZ), every single building is developed in a separate architectural competition. Yesterday, the first results of the competitions were presented. The new building for the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) will be designed by Christ & Gantenbein and the new Forum of the University of Zurich (UZH) by Herzog & de Meuron.

The Urban Space Concept is a joint project by the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), University of Zurich (UZH) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) – three major research institutes in Switzerland – and is supported by the Canton and the City of Zurich. The concept developed by KCAP Architects&Planners, Studio Vulkan, Salewski & Kretz, IBV Hüsler and Fahrländer Partner moderates the planned densification to fit into the surroundings, and creates stronger cohesion through new public spaces. This urban concept was formulated in a white paper (Weissbuch) as a guideline for both competitions and in an architectural feasibility study of the “Forum UZH”.

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Project website HGZZ
In the news, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
White paper HGZZ