Refurbishment Viaduct Arches / EM2N

13 May of 2015 by

Architects: EM2N
Location: 8005 Zurich, Switzerland
Area: 9008.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Roger Frei , Ralph Hut , Antje Quiram

Partners: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
Project Leaders: Marc Holle (Associate), Claudia Peter
Project Team: Harry Bee, Barbara Frei, Jonas Fritschi, José Gómez Mora, Fabienne Heinrich, Peter Jenni, Fredric Johansson, Jörn Küsters, Claudia Meier, Lene Nettelbeck, Philipp Reichelt, Tanja Schmid, Frank Schneider, Cornelia Schwaller, Marcellus Schwarz, Basil Spiess, Christof Zollinger (Associate), Michael Zürcher
Cost: CHF 35.3 Mio.

From the architect. In this project we examine two essential questions: How can an infrastructure element that is a protected monument be programmed and made part of the urban system? In an era with an increasing amount of regulations (energy, hygiene, fire protection etc.) and greater demands for comfort, how can low-budget projects be carried out?

The viaduct is more than just a bridge. Like a mountain chain erected by human hand it appears in the town with a scale

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