Löwenbräu-Areal – the Old Zurich Brewery Appears in a New Light

The Löwenbräu-Areal is a neat blend of old brewery and modern architecture.

An exciting mix of new and old has been created in Zurich West on the Löwenbräu-Areal premises. Two new high-rises stretch above the old brewery and further emphasize the architectural shape provided by the silos. A black, elegant building 230 feet high and with an overhang giving it the appearance of a cobra looms up behind the old brewery. The industrial past is still very visible, and the characteristic historic building from 1897, the chimney and the steel silo all nicely preserved.

A unique mix of international artists, trades people and people who call this place home make best use of the premises. Two art museums – the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kunsthalle Zurich – are also located on the Löwenbräu Areal.

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