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sub: og-page_tit: Gleisbogen og-page_des: The strategy proposed takes up the process of change in the planning area and develops a dynamic from it. The backbone consists of a 5 to 10 meter wide band that can be experienced and traversed as a walking and cycling path on the red concrete surface, and that sends a new signal in the industrial district with a striking pedestrian bridge. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Topic, og-page_url: https://www.hager-ag.ch/en/project/lmn707_som883_qes568/ [open] og-page_img: https://www.hager-ag.ch/db_data/pro/lmn707_som883_qes568/image01_web.jpg [open]
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Gleisbogen, Zürich

The strategy proposed picks up the process of change in the planning area and develops a dynamic from it. The backbone is formed by a 5 to 10-meter-wide band that is spatially effective as a result of the ginkgo trees, that can be experienced and walked on as a walkway and cycle path thanks to a red cement coating, and that makes a new statement in the industrial district with a striking pedestrian bridge. A modular construction system with style guidelines makes it possible for the work to be realized independent of time, with an individual design and yet uniform signature. The Gleisbogen (dismantled railway track) forms a basic kit with the ginkgo trees and red slabs. The action tool deals with temporarily free spaces, created for the short to medium-term. The park tool defines the classic type of park and square that is constructed for a longer period of time, that has a space-creating effect and is use-defined. The utilization of the two tools depends on the current availability of the plots of land, on the requirements of the owners of the pro¬perties and on the needs of the city. The elements of the basic kit – slabs, ginkgo trees, candelabras or benches – are compiled in the tools and utilized when the individual sections are realized staggered over time. The “tracks” remain as a vestige or an inlay.

Client
Grün Stadt Zürich
Project Data
Competition 2003, 1st Prize
Planning 2003-2008
Realisation 2003-2015 (in stages)
Area 2 ha
Award: Flaneur d`Or 2011
Project Team
huggenbergerfries architekten AG, Zürich
Aerni + Aerni Ingenieure AG, Zürich
Beat Zoderer, Wettingen
Vogt & Partner Lichtplanung, Winterthur
Publications
Auf neuen Wegen durch Zürich-West: der Gleisbogen (2011), Media
Flaneur d'Or (2011), Award

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