The cantonal remand prison in Winterthur is outdated and does not offer enough prison places. The prison will therefore be replaced by a new building in the coming years. In addition, more office space for the public prosecutor's office and cantonal police is to be created on this site as part of the "expansion of the district facility".
The winning project in the architectural competition was submitted by the consortium Gunz & Künzle Architekten and Miebach Oberholzer Architekten from Zurich. The expansion of the Winterthur district facility is to be carried out in accordance with strict ecological, economic and energy-related criteria. Certification of the building in accordance with Minergie-P-ECO® is therefore planned.
Once completed, the district facility will have a total of 80 inmate places (today: 48 places). There will also be generous office space for the juvenile and public prosecutor's offices as well as for the cantonal police. The new and old buildings will be connected by a glazed walkway.
It is planned that the new building and the renovation of the old building will be completed by mid-2022. The existing prison wing will then be demolished.