Size/ 34.500 m2 (excl. sublevels)
Competition/ 1st place international competition
Client/ Implenia/Ina Invest AG
In Association/ Cometti Truffer Hodel Architects
Landscape Architect/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects / Vogt
Engineer/ B3 / Henaur-Gugler / Waldhauser+Hermann / Bruckner+Ernst
Sustainability/ Targeting SNBS Platinum and 2000-Watt Society
In the next four years, the world’s tallest residential building with a load-bearing structure in wood, will rise above the ridges in the Swiss city Winterthur, close to Zürich.
The 100-metres-tall tower, Rocket&Tigerli, is designed to create a framework for an active and attractive neighbourhood, deeply rooted in the area’s historical context, which offers modern, high-quality housing with maximum inflow of daylight.
The city of Winterthur, Northeast of Zürich, has formerly been known for its machine industry and locomotive production. Today, the city has become a progressive place of higher education and culture, but in the Lokstadt area – a city within the city – they cherish its 19th century industrial environment.
The architecture exhibits the high degree of detail that characterises the industrial architecture from that period of time. In the development of the project, the team has identified the qualities of the area as a guiding principle for the transformation.