The three defining elements of the site - the river - the new public “Zeughaus Park” – and the overall landscape of the valley - are the starting point of the Zeughaus design. In order to be able to experience these natural and structural domains for as many apartments as possible, we implemented pentagonal houses of different shapes and with variable heights along the Kapuzinergasse street. The composition forms an edge to the alley, while towards the park the volumes are merging into the “Zeughaus Park”, resulting in a high-quality sequence of distinctive exterior spaces. The nucleus of the site is the public pedestrian connection through the new park between the "Zeughaus square" and the "Nordketten square".
Illustrations by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter & Sonaar.