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The Green of my Childhood disappear

The triemli district, the Terminus of the Neuner and the four-tenner, is an area where you don't get there often, unless you live there. Or you have to go to the hospital. But otherwise, the Triemli of the home is established in place of the housing cooperative, the sun garden, 1944, to be repaid, as housing was scarce. A carpet of three-storey residential blocks; quiet and contemplative, lined up in the green Meadow. However, in 2012 the Revolution came, the architects von ballmoos Krucker popped a semi-circular fortress in the Idyll, a Pioneering feat of compression.

As the next stage should now be the top streamer of the sun's garden and re-built torn down around 400 apartments are planned. On behalf of the cooperative, the city wrote an architectural competition. First, the Jury has assessed the construction field 1A, just below the Birmensdorferstrasse, where it makes the long-drawn-out curve and Zurich leaves.

just in the construction field 1A, with a phenomenal view over the city, I grew up. The apartments were small, we didn't even have a balcony, but a lot of Green between houses. The steep Meadow, where I read long afternoons in the Wilderness with the hazelnut trees next to the house. Now the apartments are bigger and brighter, but the Green is smaller and standardized. Each time your visions and your architecture.

The apartments were small, we had no balcony, but a lot of Green around.



As you imagine, today, the Living accommodation, is experienced in the basement of the indoor pool in Oerlikon, in the subsoil of dark corridors, heating ducts, and fitness rooms. In a neon flash space, the award-winning models of the architecture competition. Most of the projects build refined cubes in the slope, how to build today - only the winning project, with its gabled roofs and constructed Neighbourliness seems to want to be the lost Green with a small-town Look to replace. The Jury's report can be found on the website of the Construction Department, under competition for the residential settlement of the Gold field.

"What do you want? What do you expect from your cooperative?" asked the people from the sun in the garden of their members in the planning. You want social contact, responded to the cooperative members, the mix of Young and Old, you want to cafes, small shops, a village square, you want to play, you want to free space. You want a lot of Green, you want to a lot of town and you want to be old in the cooperative.


Miklós Gimes lives in Zurich, is the author and Director. For the "Tages-Anzeiger" he writes every week in the city's history.

Created: 03.11.2019, 17:54 PM

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