Europa: Switzerland


Building and housing cooperative "Kraftwerk1" in Zurich

CH - 8005 Zurich: 100 apartments in 4 buildings with a total floor space of 11866 m². Infrastructure in the neighbourhood: restaurant, hairdresser, flower and fruit shop, a consumer depot with organic vegetables (opening hours in the off-peak hours), the "Pantoffelbar" with drinks around the clock, a guest room and a large common room with kitchen on the roof. The "Hardturm Settlement" as it is called by the "Kraftwerk 1" building and housing cooperative, which according to common definition would be called a quarter due to the building density and the mix of uses, is located in the Zurich West district. Completion: Completion: 2001


Old foundry, Winterthur

CH - Winterthur: The multi-generation house Giesserei is located in Oberwinterthur, in the city centre Neuhegi directly at the Eulachpark. It has 155 apartments with 1½ to 9 rooms, 11 joker rooms (including 3 guest rooms) and 14 commercial businesses, including a restaurant, a branch of the Winterthur City Library, two art galleries and a music centre. The 8 communal rooms include a large hall for internal and public events, 2 common rooms, 2 wash bars, a music practice room and 3 workshops. The buildings are constructed in ecological timber construction and meet the Minergie-P-Eco standard. With only 0.2 parking spaces per apartment and 480 bicycle stands, the Giesserei is considered a car-free development. Site area: 11 000 m². Completion: 2013


Plusenergiesiedlung, Tobel

CH - Tobel: The PlusEnergy development in the Thurgau municipality of Tobel with three multi-family houses (MFH) and 32 apartments was built to the Minergie-P standard. The PV system has an installed capacity of 351 kWp. They generate a solar power surplus of 76'000 kWh/a with which each apartment can use a solar-powered electric car which can drive 12'000 km CO2-free per year. Unique are the rents, which are 20% below the quarterly rents for comparable apartments in the Wil/SG region. Swiss Eurosolar Prize 2018. Completion: 2017