Heimplatz Zürich

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Priority for pedestrians, efficient traffic solutions

Project title:

Competition Heimplatz, Zürich (2nd prize), 2018-2019

Main themes:

Design of an urban square, concentrated pedestrian frequencies, international representation, important cultural institutions, tourism, reduction of traffic space, priority for pedestrians, active mobility, shared space, adaptation to climate change


Van de Wetering Atelier für Städtebau GmbH (urbanism), Basler & Hofmann (traffic), ASP Landschaftsarchitekten (landscape architecture)


City of Zürich

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Compared with a conventional traffic solution the proposed design only needs half of the traffic space, capacity and functionality of streets and crossings is maintained.

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Priority to urban function

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Compact traffic space by sophisticated traffic guidance

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Compact traffic space by shared space