The Town of Pfäffikon on the shore of Lake Zürich is riddled with questions of how to deal with all the questions posed to it by its geographic location as well as the many social and economical problems that arose from the low-tax politics of the recent decades. The direct connection to a dam spanning the lake generates huge a amount of traffic flow through the town, which again attracted Programs such as a Shopping mall or a Fun Park. The town center itself has bee largely taken over by financial headquarters, while the rich as well as the middle class live in their respective ghetto-like communities.
To pull these fragments together a number of connecting elements such as a boulevard and green pedestrian "arteries" where defined and connected to the surrounding landscape by e.g. bridging over the nearby highway and the train tracks. New streets and a new traffic regime where introduced and building densities and regulations for future developments where defined to facilitate a better definition of the different parts of the town.
5.semester of Bachelor
Studio of Kees Christiaanse
Assistant: Daniel Kiss
In collaboration with: Fabio Companio / Michael Hofer / Thai Tran
With support form the Swiss National Science Foundation