Residential and Commercial Complex Vulcano, Zurich

The project «Vulcano» consists of three towers aligned along Vulkanstrasse on a podium structure. The complex has a gross floor area of roughly 58,000 m2, which offers a wide range of uses including apartments, commercial, and service areas and generous, publicly accessible outdoor areas. Along Vulkanstrasse, the project creates an urban space framed by the overhanging base structures and the sweeping canopy. The slim residential towers also feature attractive corner apartments.

Because of the project’s proximity to the railway, noise protection was a particular priority. A type of passive noise reduction glazing is inserted in the spaces between the towers as a striking architectural element. This terrace level also fulfils a variety of functions.

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Contact person Simon Wacker
Client Steiner AG, Zurich
Architect Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris
Local architect, implementation planning / coordination Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning 2015
Start of construction 2016
Start of operations January 2019
Floor space 58 084 m2
Towers 296 Apartments
Podium use 320 Hotel rooms
Visualisation Itten+Brechbühl AG; Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris