The university medical faculty location in the central Zurich university district enables many benefits and synergies in the exchange of knowledge and cooperation, thanks to the spatial proximity of the University Hospital, the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). This is a factor in national and international success with respect to competitors.
The challenges of the central Zurich university district stem from the planning and building regulation situation, the structure of development on different sites and the operational and physical infrastructure. Due to existing conditions at the central Zurich university district location, examination of alternatives is necessary.
In a test planning procedure – a cooperative planning process with three teams – creative solution possibilities based on space planning and urban development proposals are prepared jointly. Appropriate strategies for future spatial development of the University Hospital and Zurich University are developed.