Bahnhofsareal Erlenbach

Erlenbach
Visualization © KCAP, Ponnie
Visualization © KCAP, Ponnie
Visualization © KCAP, Ponnie
Drawing © KCAP
Drawing © KCAP
Drawing © KCAP
Drawing © KCAP
Architects
KCAP Zürich
Location
Erlenbach
Year
2021
Client
SBB Immobilien
Program
Transformation of railway station area with retail, gastronomy, small business spaces and apartments
Role
Urban Design, Architect
Participating parties
Chavez Biedermann, IBV Hüsler, WaltGalmarini, Raumanzug

In the village of Erlenbach on the Lake of Zurich, the real estate department of the national railway (SBB Immobilien) seeks to improve and revitalise the station area. Therefore, the client has launched a single-stage project competition in a selective procedure.

The proposed transformation at Erlenbach station and the “Musketeers” project concept underline the importance of the location as a multimodal hub and mixed-use area within the urban structure. The urban design proposal strengthens the centre’s radiance and integrates Bahnhofstrasse into the new identity.

The three buildings arranged on a plinth are slightly set back from Bahnhofstrasse and continue the spatial structure of the existing buildings. The setbacks create a range of public to private spaces with small green squares and pockets. Thanks to the low profile and set-back of the station roof, the station square fits in well with the village-characteristic sequence of front zones and squares on Bahnhofstrasse. In the future, not only will it form a spatial, but also a social hinge in the village structure. The street space is framed by tree plantings, which calm traffic and have a positive effect on the microclimate.

Related Projects

  • Lifestyle Finland
    Lien Tran Interior Design
  • The Wellness Loft
    Lien Tran Interior Design
  • AESOP SHINJUKU
    CASE-REAL / KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO
  • Gallery COMMON
    CASE-REAL / KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO
  • RESTAURANT ON THE SEA
    CASE-REAL / KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO

Magazine

Other Projects by KCAP Zürich

Nuova Lugano
Lugano
OZ Nature Urbaine Montpellier
Montpellier, France
SBB Werkstadt
Zurich
Oasis Oerlikon
Oerlikon
Killesberghöhe
Stuttgart, Germany