In the place where the machine factory, Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon (MFO), once stood, an architecturally fascinating “park hall” bears witness to the past usage of the site.

The site of the former Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon (MFO) in Zürich-Nord is covered by a double-walled latticework steel construction that is open on three sides.

It is enveloped by sumptuously sprawling plants supported by wires. The Virginia creeper gives rise to a fabulous play of colors in fall, while in summer visitors are greeted by verdant green foliage. The flights of steps and projecting balconies invite passers-by to stroll through the multi-award-winning construction and linger awhile. At the very top, on the roof, is a sundeck, offering views of the surrounding buildings in the new urban district of Zürich-Nord.

Particularly in summer, the facility is frequently used for various cultural events, such as open-air movie theaters or festivals of all kinds. 

Opening Hours

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Open to the public


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 3.8 km 10 min
Zürich Airport 4.8 km 7 min
8050  Zürich