High-rise building Hard Turm Park Zurich

Object: Hochhaus Hard Turm Park Zürich
Client: Hardturm AG, Zürich und Halter AG, Zürich
Architects: Gmür & Geschwentner, Zürich
Façade planning and construction: Lindner Fassaden GmbH
Completion: 2013

BWB finish: Etching – with matte effect E6
BWB procedure: Sandalor® turquoise C63-4, resp. S160-3

The strips running along the façade of the 80-m-high Hardturm Park apartment block were dyed in dark turquoise using the Sandalor® S160 process. Loggias, panoramic windows and strip windows made from aluminium alternate with each other, adding rich contrasts. The building has capacity for 121 freehold apartments, a 196-room four-star hotel, a restaurant, café, conference rooms, a ballroom and offices.

'Located at a busy urban junction, the robust cube, together with the high-rise buildings of the Toni-Areal and Migros distribution centre, makes for a striking complex within the townscape.' Steib Gmür Geschwentner Kyburz Partner A, architects & city planers

Photos: Peter Ruggle