Published on 30.01.2012
Escher-Wyss, in the western part of Zurich’s district 5, is experiencing explosive growth and has become the symbol of this city’s dynamic and modern urban landscape.
This is evidenced by the highly acclaimed Prime Tower, culminating at 126 meters, which will be the pride of Switzerland when it is completed, as well as the luxury apartments and hotel in the Mobimo Tower, rising 80 meters high, near the Hardbrücke station.
In the coming years, these new buildings, slated for completion in late 2011, should create several thousand jobs. With the stock of vacant apartments currently very low in the city of Zurich, various new residential projects are also planned in the western part of district 5.
The area around the Mobimo Tower should develop into a vibrant, forward-looking district, thanks to four new high-rise office and apartment buildings that are in the planning stages.
One of these projects is Zölly Tower, a 70-meter-high mixed-use building featuring 150 apartments on 22 floors and certified to the Swiss Minergie-Eco standard. The ground floor will house the lobby and a café. There will be offices on the next two floors, with apartments on the remainder of the upper levels.
In November 2010, the civil engineering contract was awarded to the firm André Rotzetter & Partner AG (ARP) in Baar/Zoug, which belongs to BG Holding. ARP is responsible for excavation, foundation design and structural engineering. The audit and inspection work will be carried out by Beyeler Ingenieure AG, from the BG group, while the project will be managed by Losinger Marazzi Generalunternehmung AG. The architectural firm in charge is Meili, Peter Architekten AG in Zurich.
Work is scheduled to begin in late 2011 and the building will be completed in mid-2013.