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Facelift for an icon of the seventies

The grandmother got every year between Christmas and new year a card that on the front of the roadhouse showed in Würenlos. On the back page of this Text was al

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Facelift for an icon of the seventies

The grandmother got every year between Christmas and new year a card that on the front of the roadhouse showed in Würenlos. On the back page of this Text was always about: "dear Grossmami. We have invested the of You Christmas money donated to a Brunch at the eating bar. It was very abundant and very fine. Thank you sincerely, Your grandson."

in 1972, the motorway service station on the A 1 was a time of carefree mobility, in the family, fathers family, mothers still sat rarely on the tax – the children drove char to the VW Golf or the Renault 16 Packed up and in the country. Or the A 1 to Würenlos on Sunday to shop or have brunch – a completely neumödiges experience.

"Modern Mobilitätshub"

shopping is shopping today – and that can be in the roadhouse from the weekend, more dignified than before. Two years ago, she moved to the owners: take The motorway raststätte Würenlos AG, sold them to the from Baar, real estate company Bovida Real Estate, and invested ten million Swiss francs to the roadhouse in a "modern Mobilitätshub", and to offset, as managing Director, Zacharias Oliver in the "Aargauer Zeitung" said. In the past year, 2.2 million people visited the shopping bridge.

The eating bar was to be an architectural icon of its time and managed in the Swiss miniature.

The shops are renovated, the offer has been extended – even a Coiffeur is one of them. A large children's Playground were, in April, also a Coop store adds to the Migros. And the facility is now wheelchair accessible. Almost no longer dared to speak of the "eating bar". In the Logo the sensor bridge is also "good". At the time of its opening, the by the Zurich-based architectural office Marti + Kast planned 140-foot-long, two-storey building is the largest about a highway stretched grid facility for Europe. The construction costs amounted to 25 million Swiss francs.

In the Region was in the planning phase only of a "milk bar" talk to it, hardly anyone even cared about it. The facade was originally intended to be, in keeping with the Zeitgeist, a round designed – it was Soft-Edge Era. But the owner of the Mövenpick representative architects were inspired by the middle of Habsburg, how to read in the output of the "Würenloser leaves" from the year 2010. The building was rectangular, the Windows were small. The color was pure Seventies: brown-Orange. The roadhouse was to be an architectural icon, this time, she made it in 1975 as a place in the Bestseller, "no man is an island" by Johannes Mario Simmel and later in the exhibition, Swiss miniature.

A Paradise for children

but Above all, it was the destination – actually, not in the sense of a resting place that was supposed to serve as a stop for tired motorists. In addition to the Brunch, the huge ice Cream Coupes were famous, and in the "Habsburg Grill" there was a great hack tätschli – today, there are grilled beef Burger in Burger King. The nickname "eating bar", which was not heard by the operators and the municipality for a long time like the visitors through and through to have positive connotations! It New was also a children's Paradise – the something.

in 2004, it was rebuilt, the resting place for 23 million francs. Here, by the time niffy perceived orange-brown facade painting was lost. In the "Aargauer Zeitung" published a reader's letter in the Baden historian, fought back against the new design: "When a building of this time is under monument protection – now or in the future, then it is." No one listened to the man. Since then, the façade is blue with a Swiss cross. So it remains, even after the recent Renovation. Still, the conversion is not finished: On the roof of the roadhouse, a photovoltaic system is planned to meet the demand for electricity. Twenty charging stations for electric cars will be available.

by the Way, this grid is a place not only on the highway, but foot totally climate-neutral or by bike to reach. From Würenlos to a forest road coming, you are suddenly in front of it. Through a small grille door, one can enter the Area. The bicycles there are, however, no.

PS: The Sunday Brunch there is still – only the is now called the "country Breakfast".

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Created: 28.11.2019, 22:40 PM

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