Widum West, Wetzikon (CH)

The residential buildings are located directly at the roundabout of Widum, the newly created crossroads in Wetzikon. The development adjoins the north of the existing, heterogeneous and rather small-scale developed settlement edge of the city of Wetzikon.The buildings follow a clear, orthogonal pattern. Volumes and open spaces alternate in a checkerboard-like layout. An elongated building with commercial use on the ground floor shields the complex from the Weststrasse and its relatively high noise emissions. The other four residential buildings are practically identical in their dimensions, but have an additional attic story. The individual buildings represent massive cubes with cutout terraces forming loggias in the even, rendered facades. All houses are accessible on ground floor level and directly connected to the underground car park.

Client: ASGA Pensionskasse
Location: CH-8623 Wetzikon
Architecture: Dietrich | Untertrifaller | Stäheli
Project management: Susanne Gaudl
Construction: 2010-2012
Area: 5.540 m² NF
Capacity: 64 apartments

structural engineering: Urech Bärtschi Maurer, Zürich / HAVCR: Schoch Reibenschuh, Volketswil / building physics: Zehnder & Kälin, Winterthur /// photos: © Bruno Klomfar