Between 2012 and 2014, a 23-story residential high-rise named Zölly will reach into the sky in the former industrial and now trendy district of Zürich West. Owner and full-service contractor, Losinger Marazzi AG, anticipates building approval by the City of Zürich at the beginning of 2012. Final coordination is taking place in close collaboration between the project sponsors and the City of Zürich urban development department.
The 134 owner-occupied apartments, spanning from 70 to 140 square meters, or 754 to 1,512 square feet, will be built on the site of the former distribution centre for the Swiss retailer Coop, adjacent to the planned Pfingstweid Park and in the vicinity of the Zürich Hardbrücke railway station, the Prime Tower, and the Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel. Marketing has started in mid-October 2011, and construction is planned to start in early 2012. The apartments are scheduled to be ready for occupation in the summer of 2014. Prices range up to CHF1,500,000, or US$1,650,000 per apartment.
Losinger Marazzi has presented the design of the residential high-rise, created by the Zürich architectural office of Meili, Peter Architekten. According to the architects' plans, all of the one-bedroom studios, two- and three-bedroom apartments have a loggia, balcony, or terrace. These exterior spaces are a characteristic element of the building’s appearance.
Above the ground-floor public area, Zölly is planned as an exclusively residential building. This assures the future homeowners of an undisturbed residential atmosphere. The residential high-rise will be certified in accordance with MINERGIE-Eco© standards. MINERGIE is the registered Swiss quality label for low-energy-consumption buildings and the MINERGIE-Eco Standard adds ecological requirements such as recyclability, indoor air quality, noise protection, and so on to the regular MINERGIE©-Requirements. Therefore Zölly will also set new ecological standards.
According to Jürgen Friedrichs, Losinger Marazzi’s Director of Zürich Property Development, the owner-occupied apartments will appeal to an urban-oriented clientele that appreciates the vibrant pioneering character of Zurich West, with its hip art galleries, shops, and restaurants, all within steps of excellent infrastructure. The new district will enjoy superb local and long-distance public transport connections by the time Zölly will be ready to move-in, including the new Zurich West tram line and the soon-to-be-completed Zurich Hardbrücke railway station.
For more information, visit www.zoelly.ch.
The name Zölly was inspired by the engineer and pioneer Heinrich Zoelly (born 1862 in Mexico City, died 1937 in Zurich). As technical director of the Zürich machinery manufacturer Escher, Wyss & Cie, this son of an immigrant from the Klettgau area played a decisive role in development of an innovative, multi-stage steam turbine (the Zoelly turbine). In 1912, Zoelly was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Federal Technical High School in Zurich for his accomplishments.
Losinger Marazzi AG
Losinger Marazzi AG is a leading Swiss company in the fields of property development and general and full-service contracting. They are distinguished by innovative integrated solutions in project financing, planning, and execution. The company focuses on a structured procedure with respect to sustainable construction in order to reconcile economic preconditions with social, community, and ecological requirements. Losinger Marazzi intends to become the leader in sustainable construction; approximately 70% of the projects they completed in 2010 are certified. Losinger Marazzi has approximately 800 associates and achieves annual sales of approximately CHF800,000,000. For more information, visit www.losinger-marazzi.ch.
Marketing of the owner-occupied apartments in the Zölly residential high-rise is the responsibility of the Zürich property company Wüst & Wüst AG, a subsidiary of the Intercity Group. This company is an exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, a subsidiary of the Christie’s auction house, and has begun marketing in several locations in German-speaking areas of Switzerland. For more information, visit www.wuw.ch.
Potential buyers can find more information at www.zoelly.ch.