- Area: 8200 m²
- Year: 2013
Photographs:Michael Haug, Fréderic Giger
- City: Lenzburg
- Country: Switzerland
Text description provided by the architects. The Two large, four-store construction volumes intensify the shape of the Widmi park.
This project implement an urban scale design, together with an analogy to the old street from the city of Lenzburg.
In between these two buildings, as an alley, we can find an opening courtyard towards the south. This invites you to relax and is intended to be used for social events.
While the building facing the road to the West and the park in the East, acts almost rigid and edgy, the courtyard facades are buckled and the aligned façades are broken.
The green area in Ammerswiler Street consists in smaller groups of trees, these trees are in the middle of these alley. A trench around those trees allows the visual connection from the garage to the patio and the garden. Such green are shall emphasize the access to the park with individual trees along the way, conforming a “Fruit garden”.
The ground floor apartments have a private garden themselves, which it extends up to the shrubbery. These gardens are the separation between the private and semiprivate gardens.
The 74 apartments for rent go from 1.5 to 5.5 rooms. They are accessed over seven staircases from the courtyard. Moreover, as there is no traffic inside the parcel, it is only accessible by foot or by bicycle.
The outdoor spaces of the apartments are designed as loggias, aligned against the collective channel space.
The ground floor apartments, situated opposite the courtyard, have been designed as an elevated ground floor, the private garden room being entered at the ground level.
The colors of the facades reflect the colors of the trees and shrubbery in the area. The clear materialization makes itself a nice contrast among the green color in the surrounding area in the summer and releases heat in the cold and hazy winter’s days .
The residential buildings were created according to Minergie Standards (eco-friendly) with a controlled living room ventilation. On the roofs a photovoltaic power plant has been installed. All apartments have a FTTH (Fiber to the Home) development.