In the former warehouse of J.H. Keller AG in Zurich Altstetten, where motorcars were once sold and repaired, offices, studios and workshops have been made. Fischer Architekten were commissioned as general planners to implement this work.
The former warehouse of J.H. Keller AG Automobile is located on Vulkanstrasse in Zurich Altstetten. Once used as a car-repair workshop, the spaces in the building were converted into studios. The new main circulation hub is the “hangar” which one can drive into directly via a ramp and which has large openings on both sides. It plays the role of a meeting place for tenants and staff and is used for joint activities. A corridor links this multi-functional hangar with a somewhat smaller entrance hall.
The first floor was converted into rented office and workshop units along with the necessary ancillary spaces and circulation areas. The positioning of the walls between the individual units respects the existing structural grid.
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