East of the Zurich Altstetten train station, situated just beside the tracks, stands a striking ensemble of four apartment buildings with integrated offices and studios, as well as an elevated basement level with shops and restaurants. The large-scale foundation and the façade of light, rose-tan clinker-brick harmonizes with the surrounding 19th century industrial halls and railway facilities.
Inspired by an earlier custom of carved stone, the house numbers are made of cast concrete. The interior’s three-dimensional ceramic floor numbers adopt the exterior lettering’s relief modelling while reflecting both colour and character of the entrance hall.
Hohlstrasse 480–510, 8048 Zurich Altstetten
SBB Immobilien Development, Zurich
Natalie Bringolf, Kristin Irion, Guillaume Mojon, Yvonne Schneider
Roger Frei, Zurich (photo 3); Bivgrafik