THE VIADUCT - A NEW FOCUS, ZURICH'S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE, SWITZERLAND, 1997.
this bridge in the heart of zurich is to be shut down in the year 2000. because of its relevance to town-planning, its constructional esthetic, the financial crisis of the the town and the annual costs for maintenance, it finds itself in a visionary vacuum
the project is based on the idea of directing private and public interests into a new urban crystallisation point and to achieve a cultural coherence of location and utilisation. the wrapping up of the viaduct by a glass-steel construction allows following private-public synergies:
privatisation / new utilisation / financing / preservation / connection
it solves the old question of the quarters and neighbourhoods on the two sides of the river by giving them a focus. it creates a sunbathing melting point, outside the town buildings, above the river and within zurich.