10 Years of Kalkbreite Cooperative
It was a huge surprise when it became known in September 2007 that the Kalkbreite Cooperative, which had only been founded two months earlier, would be granted building rights to the Kalkbreite site. “After this decision, the first celebration took place, and then we set to work and designed the multi-layered spacial program that we see implemented today.” said Res Keller, long-term Managing Director of the cooperative. On 15 and 16 September 2017, the cooperative celebrated its 10th anniversary. We reflected on the past 10 years, discussed current life topics in the city with guests over good food, drink and music.
Platform for political topics
A key event was the political afternoon, during which we discussed questions on the topic of “Who owns Zurich? High-profile guests such as National Councilor Jacqueline Badran or City Councilor Richard Wolff discussed various important topics and were not afraid to take controversial standpoints.
We took the occasion of the anniversary to ask various individuals about the Kalkbreite Cooperative who were or are involved in its history in various ways. This list of people could be extended almost endlessly with people who have accompanied Kalkbreite. However, as this exceeds our resources, they should be seen as examples among many (videos in German only)
Res Keller, Co-Founder o Kalkbreite Association and Cooperative and it’s first CEO talks about the beginning:
Erster Teil (1,38 Minuten)
Zweiter Teil (1,49 Minuten)
Martin Vollenwyder, previous City Councilor of Zürich (1,6 Minutes).
Madeleine Hirsch, resident (3 Minutes).
Dimphie Slooters, member of the Kalkbreite Cooperative, talks abot the beginning of Zollhaus project (2,5 Minutes).
Daniel Leupi, City Councilor of Zurich (1,5 Minutes) speaks about the new Zollhaus project.
<strong>Ruth Gurny, President</strong>, spekas about the first 10 years of Kalkbreite Cooperative (28 Minutes)