Papieri site, Cham

facts and figures


Cham Group AG

Object type

Site with micro-living facilities
Restaurants in the boiler house

Number of rooms

60 micro-apartments





Fun facts

Site with 40,000 m2 of commercial space
+ 1,000 residential units

transformation into an urban hub

Since 1657, the Papieri site has served as a paper mill, most re­cently as a pro­duc­tion site. By 2035, 2,000 homes, 1,000 jobs and vari­ous res­taur­ants and ser­vices will be cre­ated here. The boil­er house, which used to con­tain giant steam boil­ers to power the paper ma­chines, is set to be­come a food hall. The res­taur­ants are set to cre­ate jobs and space for liv­ing and meet­ing people in the neigh­bor­hood. We handled the tenders for micro-liv­ing and res­taur­ant op­er­at­ors on be­half of the cli­ent. As a local part­ner and prac­tic­ally a neigh­bor, the story of this place has kept us even more en­gaged than usual. We are con­vinced that the con­ver­sion of the site will make a last­ing con­tri­bu­tion to Cham. The per­fect op­er­at­ors for the Papieri site are ready to get star­ted!

  • Needs analysis
  • Development strategy
  • Vision and strategy
  • Restaurant interior design competition
  • Restaurant and micro-living operator search

the biggest challenge

The food hall is located in a place that has yet to establish itself and develop its own dynamics. Currently, the site is still recording limited footfall. The growth and acceptance of the neighborhood by the population and businesses will only become apparent over the coming years.