Architecture: office haratori with office winhov
The flagship store in Zürich for the Swiss jeweller Burcherer is a renovation of the existing building that dates from 1961. The building heads a small perimeter block on the corner of Bahnhofstrasse and the historic Kuttelgasse. The existing natural stone facade is replaced with a regular facade grid made up of angled marble elements. The recessed surfaces in the facade contain the windows for the offices on the upper floor. At the corner, the elements develop into bay windows, orientating the building towards the perspective of the Bahnhofstrasse. The plinth, with typical shop windows, will be constructed of poured bronze elements with decorative patterning.