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Inauguration of apartment building in Uster, Switzerland
USTER, SWITZERLAND, 14 September 2015 – In Zellweger Park, a former industrial site in Uster, Herzog & de Meuron inaugurate a building with 32 rental apartments. It is the first completed project of the Basel-based practice in the Kanton of Zurich. The eight-storey, cube-shaped house maximizes its orientation toward the sun, and therefore stands at an angle to the neighbouring buildings. There are two types of apartments of 4 ½ and 5 ½ rooms respectively. Each apartment has a square ground plan, and is placed catty corner one above the other to afford views in two directions of either Uster Castle, the Herterweiher pond, Lake Greifensee or the Alps.

Christine Binswanger, Partner in Charge, says: “Good proportions, flowing spaces and fabulous views—these primary architectural aspects define the quality of the apartments. We did without state-of-the-art fittings, instead emphasizing a large measure of privacy and a close connection to the natural surroundings.”