A residential development like Suhr: rural and urban
Although the location is anything but urban, this is not a drawback, but an opportunity. Adjacent to a small-scale neighbourhood of single-family homes, a mighty industrial building now dominates the inaccessible site. In keeping with Suhr, the aim is to create a rural/urban atmosphere. The urban planning idea therefore relies on a system of finely graduated open spaces. This creates identities that relate to the history of the area!
Where living close to nature is actually lived
What exactly is a rural/urban atmosphere? The urbanity of a place is expressed, among other things, in the exchange of people. To achieve this, we have created a variety of open spaces and meeting places. In addition, people live on the ground floor. Access is mainly via arcades. In this way, the residents of the apartment buildings participate in public life.
Apartments for life
We have planned the diverse floor plans with the same care. Naturally, they are easy to furnish, dynamically planned and efficiently organised. The motif of the leafy arcade is extended into the apartments with a winter garden, which are connected to the kitchens. The result is a living atmosphere reminiscent of Art Nouveau apartments that bring the garden into the house with a "four-season" space.
Residential development Neumatte, Suhr
Neumattweg Ost, Suhr
Competition 2005 1st prize, Revision 2018, Preliminary project 2021
145 apartments and 1 communal room,
Jakob Steib, Patrick Gmür, Michael Geschwentner, Matthias Kyburz
Project team preliminary project
Nicolo Suzani, Aleksandra Curcin, Segun Ogunsola