Papillon district, Köniz
In the district of Niederwangen in the district of Könitz, the trend-setting 2000-watt district «Papillon» is being built on a hillside. On the southwestern plot F are 224 apartments with different housing standards and planned for different life forms.
The settlement area is clearly differentiated by the plinth and a quiet appearance to the outside, while inside the articulated volumetry a diverse spatial landscape is developed. The construction site, which is more than 280 meters long, is divided into three spatially readable use clusters and linked to a sequence of quarters. These are activated with collective uses and services and act as a hinge between the three cluster typologies. Condominium with day care centre, apartments with supervised living on the ground floor and cooperative housing.
The apartments are developed as triplets and organized without corridors. Thus, they are flexible in everyday use and suitable for different forms of living. In addition to the 1.5- to 5.5-room apartments, the flexible construction (mixed wood/concrete construction), the column grid and the lightweight construction make further types such as duplex, lofts and cluster apartments possible.
Project competition after prequalification, 1st prize 2017
Construction sum: CHF 130 mn
Client: Municipality of Köniz
Architect and general Planner: Bob Gysin Partner BGP Architects ETH SIA BSA
Landscape architect: Lorenz Eugster Landschaftsarchitektur, Zurich
Building engineer: Basler & Hofmann, Zurich
Building services: 3-Plan Haustechnik, Winterthur
Social space development: Orlando Eberle, Bern
Energy and Sustainability: EK Energiekonzepte, Zurich