Project: Blumenhaus
Building Type: Residential buildings, Office buildings, Business premises
Address: Schiffbaustraße 7
Zip/City: 8005 Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Company Division: Lindner Fassaden GmbH
Completion: 2016


Project: Blumenhaus

The Blumenhaus, or "Flower House", in Zurich´s district Escher-Wyss offers high-quality residential and business areas in a formerly industrial environment. In this way, it precedes an urban development project that is going to lead the district piece by piece into the modern age. The first two levels of the building are used commercially, which shows particularly in the ground floor´s shop window facade, being decoupled from the rest of the building´s appearance. The overlaying floors are used for residential purposes, housing a total of 23 apartments.

The name-giving facade of the Blumenhaus was produced and installed by Lindner Fassaden GmbH. Its characteristic hibiscus flowers can be found embossed in the metal plates. In addition to this ornamentation, a special grinding technique was developed to create a unique whirled polish on the aluminum panels. The descent to the Blumenhaus´ underground parking garage can be closed with a roller door that also features aluminum panels with flower milling. Additionally, waved aluminum elements have been fitted to the descent for drop prevention.

Companies involved

Client: Allreal Generalunternehmung AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Architecture: Wiel Arets Architects, Zurich, Switzerland


Rainscreen cladding
Metal surface