Housing competition in Bern, Switzerland Architects: Christoph Schwander Architekten GmbH Team: Christoph Schwander (author), Guillaume Stark Landscape architects: Anton & Ghiggi Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH
The project lies in the North-West corner of Bruennen (Bern), in a housing neighbourhood characterised by the large scale of its buildings.
Urban form: The shape of the building allows all 53 apartments to look onto the green landscape and clearly defines two streets on each side.
Program: The ground floor is divided in 3 areas: commecrial use and ateliers in the left wing, a common room in the center and housing in the right wing. In the upper floors there are apartments of different sizes.
Outdoor spaces: In front of the building, a belvedere adds a quality to the ensemble, the circular arrangements blend harmoniously into the topography of the site.