Duplex Architekten in cooperation with Futurafrosch. Hunziker Areal Urban Master Plan. Zurich. Switzerland
Project published in Form&Data Collective Housing Projects: An Anatomical Review
July 06, 2017
Photo: Roger Frei
Hunziker Areal is a proposal for a compact dense city whose aim is to reduce energy consumption per person to 2,000 watts per hour –48 kilowatts per day– (average Swiss consumption in 2014 stood at 6,500 watts). The point-block pattern, a form which is very characteristic of Swiss urban planning, is used, its precursor being the Roman palazzina of the post-war period. The point-block allows for a depth of floor plan in accordance with sustainable goals, as the surface to volume ratio is reduced.