Zürich-West transformed from the industrial quarter into the trendy district with an unpolished charm. The area full of offices, apartments, arts venues, cafes and restaurants stretches between the track leading away from Zürich Hauptbahnhof and the Limmat. Factories and shipyards moved away, leaving their vast spaces that creative minds have turned into art, design, food, culture and shopping hotspots, with plenty of scope for architectural experiments.
Check out the design boutiques and market halls nestled in the arches of the railway bridge, known as Im Viadukt. Frau Gerolds Garten is an urban garden, food court and meeting spot. The Freitag Flagship Store with its tower is located here, too.