Tertianum retirement homes, Zurich Enge

Urban living - even in old age

Far-sighted planning ensures a good social mix of residents - especially in terms of age. This is true also of the site of the former Hürlimann brewery in Zurich Enge: an urban living space has been created there, a mixture of residential, services, shops and leisure. The Tertianum retirement homes in three sections are also part of the concept. They offer space for 78 apartments and 25 care rooms. The three blocks are connected by fully glazed, pavilion-like corridors. The generous window space lets light and brightness into all living areas. At the same time, this structure serves a compact division of the space and enables each apartment to have an open loggia.

Year 2005
Contact person Dennis Matthiesen
Client PSP Properties AG
Architect / General planner Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning 2003–2004
Start of construction 2004
Start of operation 2005
Floor area 12 510 m2
Construction volume 44 093 m3
Apartments 78
Nursing rooms 25
Hotel rooms 2
Photos Christian Tingström, Geneva