Showroom Heritage Preservation

Renovation of historical Bullingerhof in Zurich

The Bullingerhof estate, built in 1931 in the city of Zurich, was completely renovated over a period of two and a half years. The building is a protected object of the city of Zurich in terms of art and cultural history, which is why the construction project was subject to strict regulations for heritage preservation and the protection of historical monuments. MAETZLER was tasked to produce or partially restore all interiors and joinery products. This included all exterior and interior doors, cornices and curtain boards, bathroom furniture, etc. In total, joinery products were supplied for 28 apartment units, 224 flats, a neighbourhood office, and a kindergarten.

The challenge was to work under heritage preservation guidelines and to work with materials and techniques from the original construction period. It was particularly exciting to refresh the exterior doors and replace them with the same glass panels, as well as matching door hinges and hardware. Heritage preservation is a MAETZLER speciality; we are masters in the use of solid wood, profiles, veneer and traditional production techniques.

The Bullingerhof project proves that Mätzler can solve heritage preservation problems as well as the organisational challenges of such a large project without any problems.

Pfister Schiess Tropeano

Project management:
Thommen Katic AG

Photos: Till Forrer