The Weinegg housing estate is an outstanding example of urban planning ideals in the Garden City movement. Building new housing estates at the edge of the city accords with the ideals of a Garden City; the picturesque and village-like grouping is largely preserved and is still today characterized strongly by its embeddedness in the rural area.

The excellent locational qualities are unique in Zurich: The forest of the gentling rolling hills of Burghölzli shields the housing settlement from the city with a thick belt of vegetation and makes it seem like a rural hamlet. Despite its central location, the housing estate seems relatively isolated and secluded.  

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