Burg housing development, Schenkon
The defining parameters of the site - the landscape context, topography, views and noise profile - have been exploited as catalysers for the design and have been harmonised with the need for sustainability. The arrangement in two rows of buildings and the polygonal form of the volumes create flowing spatial sequences, which alternate between inner cohesion and permeability with regard to the surroundings. In combination with considerable freedom in the arrangement of storeys, this produces a well-balanced ensemble, which achieves a pleasing equilibrium between integration in the landscape, geotope preservation and plot density.
Under the slogan of "residences with options", apartment layouts have been developed that offer flexibility in daily use and can be adapted to suit changing personal circumstances. The basis of this is a simple and efficient supporting structure, which permits apartments to be created in a wide range of different sizes, without restricting the room layout in any way. Urban design, sociology, structure, energy, construction and mobility thus form a sophisticated whole, which is more than the sum of its parts and also meets the requirements of the Minergie A Eco standard and 2000 Watts site certification.
Pilot scheme after prequalification, 1st prize 2013
Contract sum: CHF approx 30 mn
Client: Municipality of Schenkon
General planner: Bob Gysin Partner BGP Architekten ETH SIA BSA
Landscape architect: Koepfli Partner, Lucerne
Energy and sustainability: EK Energiekonzepte, Zürich
Wood construction: Renggli, Sursee
Acoustic consultant: dbAkustik, Pfäffikon
Costing: bp baurealisation, Zürich