Request for Qualification Rocket & Tigerli Winterthur: The world’s tallest residential high-rise building in wood
In the Lokstadt (former industrial area of the SLM), a new versatile and sustainable part of the city is being created in the center of Winterthur. In this urban context, many new elements are being developed, from various residential forms, offices, co-working and hotel to gastronomy and retail.
The organizer intends to complete the Lokstadt by the end of 2025. The new district, with around 800 apartments and 25’000 m2 of commercial space, will be a new home in the center of Winterthur for around 3’000 residents and employees.
In the final step, Implenia will develop the Rocket & Tigerli buildings on site 4b. This consists of a 100 meter high rise building and a 23 meter high base building. A limited competition is being carried out for this in accordance with the SIA Order 143.
According to the design plan, a total floor area (aGF) of 34’500 m2 can be realized on site 4b. The “Tigerli” base building comprises
17’500 m2 (aGF) space and may reach a maximum total height of 23 meters. A further 17’000 m2 (aGF) and a total height of max. 100 m are available for the construction of the “Rocket” high-rise building. The masterplan allows a residential share of 100 %.
In the “Rocket” high-rise residential building, a large number of different rental apartments are planned in order to address as many target groups as possible in the greater Winterthur area. The “Tigerli” base building will contain non-profit housing with a focus on large and communicative family apartments.
The “Tigerli” is also intended to serve Winterthur as an educational location with student housing. Furthermore, the hotel use of the Lokstadt halls is to be expanded into the “Tigerli” and by means of a covered industrial sky walk.
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