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SRG and the city are negotiating a new contract

the city of Zurich could not keep up: About 81 million francs paid by Swiss Life the Swiss Radio and television company (SRG) for a piece of Land of just under 6400 square meters, in addition to the TV Studio for almost 13'000 Swiss francs per square meter. The city had offered the half of it. You would have bought the land for kindergartens, schools or affordable housing. With the sale of the land, the SRG is in the headlines. Controversial in this context, The SRG operates its television studios on a plot of land in the city of Zurich. And for the use during the age of 75 years, you will have to pay nothing. This is so in the construction contract, since 1966.

What was previously unknown is: this is Precisely the construction of the city and the SRG negotiate the contract at the moment. Both the city of Zurich as well as the SRG to confirm. The contract had been negotiated at the beginning of the 60s. This is in connection with a betting dispute between Zurich, Basel and Lucerne, which all wanted to have the TV Studio in your city. Zurich was awarded the contract. And not only city and district Council said finally, " Yes " to the construction law of the contract, but also the voting population of the city.

- saving exercise with the radio

The current building regulations, the contract provides only for the operation of television studios. As part of their austerity efforts, the radio Studio, Bern moved to the SRG in the near term, however, in the real estate of the television studios. And the radio Studio Brunnenhof in Zurich to draw up to 2022 to the Studio Leutschenbach. The Integration of the radio studios to the television Studio has triggered the new negotiations. This could now make a part of the saving exercise of the SRG to naught: it is Possible that the SRG should, in future, to transfer a building of interest.

For urban policy-makers is a new contract mandatory. Severin Pflüger, President of the urban FDP, says: "If something changes, you have to insist on a new contract, otherwise you have to dissolve him." During the negotiations, it should not be an act of revenge, say in addition to Pflüger, Markus Kunz, group chief of the Greens, and AL-group President Andres Kirstein. Kunz emphasized, however: "It's the usual rules apply: If the city's Land issues in construction law, it determines the terms and conditions. That to speak about economic conditions, interest and maturities, is normal." The new construction contract, it must also be about to create in any future real estate transactions, the SRG of influence for the city of Zurich?, Kirstein says.

Pflüger emphasized that SRG is an important and a large employer and contractor in the Region. The city of Zurich had have an interest to offer you good terms and conditions. A new construction contract must be approved by the municipal Council.

"The sale of Swiss Life is messy, but probably legal."Markus Kunz, group boss Green

The reactions to the country of sale to Swiss Life for the political actors in different ways. For "enormous pushing" to keep him Andreas Kirstein. As a "messy, but probably legal" means to him, Markus Kunz. Both agree that the SRG as a public Company to the Public more extensive obligations than private. "It is in the possession of the people, and should accord with the interests of the people," says Kirstein. Kunz, it would be nothing other than polite to have been, would have given to the SRG of the city a right of first refusal. Both see a Parallel to the SBB, which stood in the centre of Zurich, for example, of the Europe Avenue, on Land, in the workshops, profitable Developments were able to create.

FDP-President of the Plowman, however, is not a Problem, on the contrary: "As the fee payer, I am glad, if the SRG is economical." In addition, it is well, when in Zürich-Nord once private investors. This is for the mix in the neighborhood is important. Because in this very much had been done for the non-profit housing.

What happens with the building of the Studio Brunnenhof is close to the bucheggplatz to 2022, is open. The building will go to the landowner, the Schaffhausen is a sponsor, SRG Zurich, SRG spokesman Edi Estermann says. This will find a buyer, this could be the city of Zurich, or a Private. A use was by the monument protection, however, is not quite easy. The first phase of construction was created by the Zurich architect Otto Dürr and office environment under monument protection. The high house was built in a second phase of construction by the architect Willy Roost and the artist Max Bill.


Created: 02.05.2019, 22:04 PM

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