After five years of construction, the newly renovated Toni-Areal officially opened its doors last month. The site of the former milk processing facility is now home to the Zürich University of the Arts and the Zürich University of Applied Sciences. The Toni-Areal is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Zürich and is considered one of the largest sites in Switzerland.
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Figuring out a way for people and lizards to coexist peacefully was one of the many challenges faced by Schweingruber Zulauf while designing The Lettenviadukt, a quiet piece of abandoned history. The Municipality of Zürich held a competition in 2004 and Schweingruber Zulauf (in partnership with Zürich architectural firm EM2N) won the work and hoped to restore the promenade to its former charm.
EM2N's principals Mathias Müller and Daniel Niggli aim to produce architecture that is powerful and personal, architecture with the capability of developing its own character. With their project, the new Toni-Areal in Zürich West, they are accomplishing just that.