The MFO-Park is a public park in the Oerlikon quarter of the Swiss city of Zürich. The area to the north of Zürich Oerlikon railway station was once home to the extensive works of Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon (MFO), as site that has now been redeveloped as Neu Oerlikon. As part of that redevelopment, four new parks were created, including the MFO-Park, which was created on the footprint of one of MFO's buildings. The project was designed by the architects Burckhardt + Partner, landscape architects Raderschallpartner and structural engineers Basler & Hofmann AG.
The park is characterized by its modern and unusual design. The large “Park-Haus” is a double-walled steel-framed construction, 100 m (330 ft) in length, 35 m (115 ft) in width and 17 m (56 ft) high, reminiscent of a conservatory without glass. It is covered by a trellis (or treillage) and covered with climbing plants, resulting in a space that is filled by ever changing light, shadow and smells. The large hall space is broken up by four plant-covered wire chalices. The water basin planted with irises is located in a sunken area that is floored with recycled glass. The spaces between the double walls contain staircases, linking to balconies and platforms at different levels, including a sun deck high up on the roof that offers views over northern Zürich.
|Monday||Open 24 hours|
|Tuesday||Open 24 hours|
|Wednesday||Open 24 hours|
|Thursday||Open 24 hours|
|Friday||12:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Saturday||6:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||6:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
Nayunis | Apr 17, 2018
It would be great if it was a non smoking area. Then I would give it 5 stars.
Damien Croizier | Mar 14, 2018
Cool place, different idea where to hang out
Nadav Levy | Oct 20, 2017
Nice, unique park. Wouldn't go specially for it although it's very nice and calm
Ethan Crick | Aug 27, 2017
Completely awesome. This would never get past the planning stages in California...too much liability. Alcohol, heights, no supervision...a CA lawyer's dream lol!
Anna Maria Antonia Meiborg | Oct 26, 2017
Nice place to sit on a sunny day. The music boxes brought by some can be very loud and disturbing.
David Hughes | Jun 21, 2018
A bold concept: a vertical park, built into a huge steel framework which is gradually being overgrown with vines. You can climb stairways high into the framework to sit and rest. For now it's still a bit sterile... I think it needs a few years for those vines to grow. But nonetheless it's a sweet place to hang out and drink something cold. The stairways are not suitable for dogs' paws but there are benches at ground level too.
Abena Klötzli | Jul 4, 2018
Very relaxing and beautiful. Looks like a big garden. Tech and nature = MFO PARK
Raghava Madhwapathi | May 27, 2018
Excellent place. Nice smell of roses throughout with chirps of birds. Nice, cool and peaceful place to spend the Sunday morning
virginia malamis | Jun 13, 2018
Amazing place to have a lunchbreak, fantastic landscape architecture by Burckhardt & Partner and one of the best places someone could visit in Zurich.
Angela Baer-Schalch | Jul 5, 2018
Every time a go there. It's getting greener 😊
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