Zurich is built

This credo of Zurich's building director in the nineties was one of the cornerstones for new planning instruments that are exemplary for the whole of Switzerland. Cooperative planning enables Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, to focus on quality and sustainability even in development areas. Non-profit housing has a long tradition in Zurich. In this field, Zurich is currently the most active in Switzerland. The recipe for success is based on numerous architectural competitions conducted by the city, cooperatives and private investors.

The development of the last undeveloped urban areas requires appropriate architectural solutions, adequate densities and high-quality outdoor spaces.

The historically grown centre is also changing and presents with its scenic location on the lake a special challenge for urban development interventions.

Foto © Thomas Entzeroth, Zürich