New Housing in Zurich

Typologies for a Changing Society

Edited by Dominique Boudet

New Housing in Zurich

Edited by Dominique Boudet

Distributed for Park Books

256 pages | 100 color plates, 150 halftones | 9 1/2 x 11 3/4
Paper $75.00 ISBN: 9783038600428 Published April 2018 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Swiss architecture has come to be associated with iconic buildings and celebrated architects and firms like Peter Zumthor, Marion Botta, and Herzog & de Meuron. Yet there is a wide variety of other projects that contribute to a distinctly Swiss architecture, including private homes and housing developments. New Housing in Zurich looks specifically at the cooperative housing developments in the city of Zurich, as well as several examples outside the city’s boundaries.

Over the past two decades, the image of cooperative housing developments have changed significantly. Public funding and open competitions have created an environment in which a large number of highly innovative cooperative housing developments could be realized in Zurich. Many now also serve as models for how to meet the constantly increasing demand for urban housing. The first comprehensive survey on this topic, New Housing in Zurich features fifty projects, copiously illustrated with plans and photographs. Essays on the history of cooperative housing in Switzerland and its impact on urban development, new urban and architectural concepts, and social dynamics, among other topics, round out the book.
 
Contents
Dominique Boudet
The Renaissance of Zurich’s Housing Cooperatives
 
Sylvia Claus
The Impressive Development of Housing Cooperatives in Zurich
 
Caspar Schärer
From the Disciplining of the City to the Urban Archipelago: Housing Cooperatives as an Impetus of Zurich’s Cityscape
 
Interview with Patrick Gmür
‘Zurich Wants to Remain a City for Everyone’
 
Daniel Kurz
City and Cooperatives, a Housing-Policy Symbiosis
 
Axel Simon
Back to the Future
 
Interview with Peter Ess
Architectural Competitions Have Improved the Projects
 
Densifying the garden city
 
Park city
 
The large figure
 
Reassessment of the street
 
Urban block
 
New neighbourhoods
 
New frontiers: mixity, diversity, urbanity
 
Andreas Hofer
Housing Typologies for a Post-Industrial Society
 
Irina Davidovici
Ideology and Collective Life: Zurich’s New Cooperatives
 
Hardturmstrasse
 
Heizenholz
 
Kalkbreite
 
Zwicky-Süd
 
Zolhaus
 
Hunziker Areal
 
Zurich’s Housing Cooperatives: Founding_- Organizng – Financing
 
Financing Plan of a Housing Cooperative Project
 
Public-Interest Housing: Major Projects in Zurich 2000-2016
 
Imprint
 
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