Development & Projects

Hard Turm Park Tower

Hard Turm Park Tower

In the heart of Zurich’s Kreis 5 district, the up-and-coming former industrial quarter in Zurich West – a place where culture is well and truly alive, and new trends are born – an unorthodox kind of high-rise has arrived. The new building offers peaceful, exclusive living space with breathtaking views, specifically designed for modern people who need to feel the pulse of the city near them.

This eighty-metre-high tower is a striking, classically proportioned cuboid. Its contemporary facade featuring ribbon windows was inspired by Zurich West’s industrial past, while large panoramic windows prevent it from appearing too austere. They project outwards from the building like oriels and appear a little like shop display windows. Around the base of the tower the facade lifts away to form a protective visor over the entrances to the hotel (which occupies all floors between the ground and tenth floors), restaurant, cafe and bar and apartments. The new high-rise building makes a strong, confident statement, acting like a gate to the west of the city. The building was designed by the Gmür & Geschwentner Architekten AG architecture firm, who earned the right for their design to be used by beating ten other architectural teams in an international competition.

Exclusive living space far above Zurich

The 121 privately owned flats spanning floors 11 to 24 of the new tower enjoy plenty of daylight and meet “high” expectations in more ways than one. The layouts are contemporary, they are fitted out to a very high standard and their facades feature large areas of glass. The gaze is naturally drawn out of these generously proportioned units, far out over the city of Zurich and the surrounding countryside to the Alps or way across into the Swiss Plateau.

  • Hardturm AG
  • Patrick Gmür Architekten AG
  • H&B Real Estate AG
  • Konsortium Pfingstweid, Zürich (Hardturm AG and Halter AG)
  • Pfingstweidstrasse 98 / 100
    8005 Zürich
  • 2009 - 2013
  • 121
  • Apartments and Hotel