The ground-breaking ceremony for the new Glasi Quarter on the former Bülach glassworks site was held today. In the coming weeks, the bulldozers will be arriving to start preparing the construction site. The first apartments and commercial units will be ready from 2021.
This morning, representatives of the development partners, architects and the municipality of Bülach attended the ground-breaking ceremony at the former Bülach glassworks site. Following seven years’ intensive development and planning work, the ceremony marked the official start of construction of the new Glasi district in Bülach. In his speech, Thomas Lohmann, chairman of Baugenossenschaft Glattal Zürich, drew attention to the promising nature of the project: “No site could be more ideally situated. We are very optimistic about this location in Bülach North.”
High quality of life
The development partners, Baugenossenschaft Glattal Zürich, Logis Suisse AG and Steiner AG, have set ambitious targets: they want to build a lively and varied new urban district on the Glasi site that will attract both Bülach's existing population and residents new to the town. “An exciting district has been designed,” said Mark Eberli, mayor of Bülach, “and the balanced mix of housing and business use will make it work.”
Ready for use starting in 2021
The Glasi district will include both affordable cooperative housing and owner-occupied apartments, suitable for singles, couples, families and flat-shares. The buildings designated for a hotel, a care centre with retirement apartments and a crèche have already been let. A substantial portion of the district is earmarked for commercial use, with space for shops, workshops, offices and catering outlets. The first apartments and commercial premises will be ready for use in 2021. The project teams can now get started on the intensive construction of the new district.
For further details of the Glasi Quarter project, please visit www.glasi-bülach.ch.
Information for the media
Glasi-Quartier Bülach, Matthias Gallati, Communications Officer, Tel + 41 79 789 72 92, info@glasi-buelach .ch
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Caption: Ground-breaking ceremony: representatives of the development partners Baugenossenschaft Glattal, Logis Suisse and Steiner AG, the investor Steiner Investment Foundation, the architects Duplex Architekten and Wild, Bär, Heule Architekten, and Bülach's mayor Mark Eberli turned the first sod. Photo: Niklaus Spoerri