A trip to Zurich: the Green Room

At Studio 29 architects we are great fan of living green walls and roofs. On a trip to Zurich we discovered a green room!

Sitting between office buildings in Neu-Oerlikon, it is an enormous framed structure  covered in rambling foliage. It creates a semi-private sheltered space which is used for outdoor gatherings, theatre shows, movies and concerts.

The frame has many levels with sun decks inter-spaced between stairwells – the very top providing a very enjoyable viewing platform of North Zurich.

An unusual sight and a breath of fresh air in an industrial area of the city. Weirdly enough it is very difficult to find as it is set close to and cleverly mimics the shape of the neighbouring buildings.