Design Studio
Spring 2022

SpreitenbachReappropriation of the Metropolitan Periphery: A Manual for a Public SpaceSebastian Baumann and Ryusei Murata

Two worlds—the metropolitan and the local—are present in Spreitenbach. Local communities in Spreitenbach do not only profit from the metropolitan world. Locals are even endangered by the metropolitans, a trend which is noticeable and is going to impact the grown social fabric even more. The Shoppi has the potential to link the local and the metropolitan, to become a public space for Spreitenbach by celebrating the potential of a shopping mall in the metropolitan periphery.


Elevation: 417 m.a.s.l.
Surface: 8.6 km2
Population: 12,126 inh.
Population density: 1,410 inh./km2
Population growth: 11.5 %
Average yearly income: 61,255 CHF/yr.
Population over 65 years old: 14.0 %
Share of foreign population: 50.3 %