Abbrucharbeiten beim Zollhausareal

2012

October:
Building site put up for sale among Zurich cooperatives

December:
Submission of the application “Das Zollhaus” of Kalkbreite Cooperative

2013

January:
Presentation of the application to the jury

February:
Offer by SBB / City of Zurich to the Kalkbreite Cooperative to purchase the “Zollstrasse West” site

June 25, 2013:
First public information event

July 9, 2013:
Start of the development phase with working groups on various topics: The innovative construction and utilization concept is developed together with the future users. The first phase runs from July 2013 to spring 2014.
Six working groups develop visions on the topics of “housing”, “community”, “commerce”, “culture”, “outdoor space and neighborhood” and “sustainability”. On this basis, the cooperative develops the parameters for an architectural competition.

November 23rd, 2013:
Second public information event

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2014

January 6, 2014:
Signing of the purchase contract

January 8, 2014:
Approval of the design plan by the municipal council of the city of Zurich

September 15, 2014:
Approval of the design plan by the canton; put into effect by the City Council of the City of Zurich

October:
Start of Architectural Competition

2015

February:
End of Architectural Competition

June:
Pre-project; working groups start to concretize concepts on various topics

2016

June:
Pre-project; working groups finish the concrete elaboration of concepts on various topics

October 6, 2016:
Third public information event

October:
Input of planning application

2017

January to August:
Construction project; working groups concretize concepts on various topics

April:
Obtaining the building permit

May:
Land transfer to the cooperative

July:
Start of the rental process for the two self-constructed halls. Rental collectives able to submit their concept application until December 01, 2017 (information on hall accommodation)

August:
Approval of the building loan by the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

November – December:
Dismantling and pollutant remediation work

2018

March:
Start of the tenders for the building trades

May:
Groundbreaking ceremony and start of construction

May to September:
Excavation work, rehabilitation measures, begin of shell constructions

September:
Start shell constructions

October:
Commercial letting completed

November 6, 2018:
The construction union calls for a strike

December:
The new hall apartments concept is presented: instead of two XXL-halls several S-, M- and L- halls are planned

Foto_Zollhaus fliegt

2019

February:
The rental process “Wohnen im Alter” has been completed. In the Zollhaus, a 7-person shared apartment and two 3-person shared apartments are being built for people in the third phase of their lives. The rental process “Hallenwohnen” begins.

March:
The rental process of regular apartments in the Zollhaus is opened (all members who became members of the cooperative Kalkbreite before the AGM on 20 June 2018 are eligible to apply).

June:
The rental commission communicates about commitments at the “Hallenwohnen”. Four hall-apartments of different sizes with at least 11, 7, 5 and 2 persons are realized.

July:
Presentation of the facade design at the Office of Urban Development. The facade is approved as presented.

August:
Creative cooperative members and members of the public paint the construction site walls on the Langstrasse in a big event.