|Building Type:||Residential buildings, Office buildings, Business premises|
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.
|Architect:||Wiel Arets Architects|
|Client:||Allreal Generalunternehmung AG|