Baths Mythenquai, Zurich

The required space allocation plan of the new catering building is separated into four single-story pavilions. They react individually to the surrounding stock of trees and the overarching roof connects them into an ensemble. The therefore separated and partly roofed exterior spaces generate various relationships to the green areas as well as the sand beach on the lake’s shore. Roof support structures made from laminated timber rest in varying heights on translucent wall structures. Walls and overhangs result in sensual light and shadow play through their playful arrangement.


Promoter : Grün Stadt Zürich, open competition
Location : Zurich
Project team : Jan Henrik Hansen in collaboration with Roland Rossmaier Architects
Status : competition completed 2010