由Bräm brothers在1929年建造的尔河邮局是瑞士历史地标性建筑，也是瑞士“Neues Bauen”建筑风格的标志建筑，是苏黎世走向现代化的里程碑。坐落于尔河河畔的这栋历史建筑以其123米长的立面为主要特征，立面上的800个窗户和其独特的塔楼在城市景观中十分引人注目。改造期间，Max Dudler遵循了遗产建筑保护条例来翻新室内空间并创造了新的出入口。建筑首层包含了众多美食和商业设施。建筑清新的外表为Stadtquartier Europaallee的新城市发展开启了重要的一步。
Built in 1929 by the Bräm brothers, the Sihlpost is an historic landmark and considered a Swiss icon of “Neues Bauen” architecture that marked Zurich’s path towards Modernity. Prominently located on the banks of the Sihl River, the historical building is characterised by its 123-metre long façade, 800 windows, and its distinctive tower, resulting in a striking presence in the urban landscape. During its restoration, carried out in accordance with heritage preservation regulations by Max Dudler, the interior spaces were renovated and new access routes created. The ground floor now accommodates gastronomy and commercial facilities. With its fresh face, the Sihlpost constitutes a fitting prelude to the new urban development, Stadtquartier Europaallee.
▼坐落于尔河河畔，建筑以其123米长的立面为主要特征，立面上的800个窗户和其独特的塔楼在城市景观中十分引人注目，Prominently located on the banks of the Sihl River, the historical building is characterised by its 123-metre long façade, 800 windows, and its distinctive tower, resulting in a striking presence in the urban landscape.
▼立面上的800个窗户和其独特的塔楼在城市景观中十分引人注目，800 windows, and its distinctive tower, resulting in a striking presence in the urban landscape.
▼建筑别致的塔楼使其成为新区域的标志性建筑，its distinctive tower, it now serves as an architectural landmark for the new quarter
▼新建筑入口由暴露混凝土建造，The new entrances were constructed as exposed concrete structures.
▼原建筑首层中心区域的邮局被保留，The original use of the ground floor’s central area as Zurich’s main post office could be preserved
▼ 旋转的楼梯间吸引了更多的视觉关注，The present state now affords a vertical view that extends through all floors
Since the 1930s, the Sihlpost has served as Zurich’s main post office building, also housing the offices of the Swiss Bundesbahn. With its Neues Bauen style, it served as a striking contrast to the palatial buildings of the Fraumünster Post. Urban planning developments around the Europaallee have shifted the historic building into a central position in an area of inner-city densification. Thanks to its distinctive tower, it now serves as an architectural landmark for the new quarter, while also connecting the rich traditional style of the Bahnhofstrasse quarter with the new Europaallee.
In cooperation with Zurich’s historical preservation association, a set of guidelines was created to guide the historic building’s renovation process. The main entrance from Kasernenstrasse has been expanded through additional entrances on the ground floor; those leading from the rear elevated Sihlpostgasse also provide students at the KV Zürich Business School a separate entrance directly into the 1st floor. The new entrances were constructed as exposed concrete structures. The projecting roof references the pre-existing main entrances in its volume while subordinating to the building’s existing structural hierarchy. Constructed in exposed concrete, it echoes the pre-existing materiality of the ground floor, while remaining distinct (thanks to its dark colour scheme and smooth surfaces) and acts as a link between the old and new.
The original use of the ground floor’s central area as Zurich’s main post office could be preserved. Restaurants and cafes (by Bindella and Rolf Hiltl) on the gable ends of the building and new commercial spaces were added. The characteristic longer façade along Kasernenstrasse has kept its original appearance, de ned by the projecting wrought iron grilles and the large wood-framed windows behind. On the gable ends the grilles have been replaced by open fenestration to accommodate new restaurant usage. Behind the restored storefront windows, an interior façade with metal window frames was also added to improve the building’s thermal and acoustic insulation. Subtle colour adjustments result in a façade that successfully links tradition and modernity. The same is demonstrated by the characteristic clock tower, whose new darker hue offsets the original yellow lettering to its best advantage.
The interior spaces have been completely renovated. To cope with increased visitor numbers, interior access has been provided via two new elevators behind the stairwells. Thanks to the removal of the existing elevators in the centre of these spaces, the stairwells attain a striking spatial focus. The present state now affords a vertical view that extends through all floors.
Location: Kasernenstrasse 95–97 , CH-8004 Zurich
Contractor/Representative: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB Immobilien
Tenants: Schweizerische Post, Hiltl, Bindella, Transa, Kaufmännischer Verband Zürich, Google
Construction volume: 21.000 m2
Planning period: 01/2006–06/2013
Construction period: 01/2014–10/2015
Architect: Max Dudler
Project, submission and concept: Christian Moeller Deplazes Implementation: Helene Bihlmaier (GAB), Matthias Lovis, Tobias Schaer (MAB)
Project: Aysu Gümüstekin, Julia Hemmerling, Anna-Katharina Hüveler, Tillmann Weissinger, Johann Moeller, Iman Charara, Valentin Niessen Realisation: Nina Behjati, Merry Claßen, Anne Gramatzki, Yves Geisser, Leeony Haus, Maren Jatzek, Vivien Merchak, Sandra Schank, Axel Schmidt, Maria Theis, Daisy Jacobs
Structural engineering: MWV Bauingenieure AG, CH-5400 Baden
Electrical planning: Bürgin & Keller AG, CH-8305 Dietikon
Building physics & acoustics: Kopitsis Bauphysik AG, CH-5610 Wohlen
Fire safety concept: BDS AG, CH-3006 Bern
Façade planning: GKP Fassadentechnik AG, CH-8355 Aadorf
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