Budget lake view.
Roost development, Zug, Switzerland, 2004–2007 and 2010–2013
Four long houses span a generous green space between them – an axis that forms the centre of the complex. The addresses of the houses are marked by extremely striking entrance portals, which act as massive bridges over the steep topography of the upper two houses.
The façades draw their powerful architectural effect from the length of the buildings. The pastel pale colouring of the filigree railings, the delicate steel columns and the ceiling undersides lend the houses lightness. White lacquered corrugated fiber cement facade panels, and blue & white striped balcony awnings round off the overall Mediterranean atmosphere.
A well-proven apartment type prevails: It features a spacious kitchen-living room, a circular walk around the central bathroom core and a very clear zoning in day and night areas. The attic floors of the lower two houses offer an elevated standard of finish – at the request of the building owner.
Fridbachweg 1–3, Fridbachweg 11–17, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
Study contract 2002 by invitation, planning and execution 2004–2007 and 2010–2013
City of Zug, AWZ (Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Zug) – General Building Cooperative, GEWOBA (Genossenschaft für gemeinnützigen Wohnungsbau) – Trade Union Housing and Construction Cooperative
110 rental apartments, a multi-purpose room
In the houses on Fridbachweg 5–9 and Fridbachweg 19–23, exclusively the shell construction and the facades were executed after the plans of Gmür & Geschwentner architects.
Patrick Gmür, Michael Geschwentner
Isabel Bernhard (Huber) (project management), Tanja Wurmitzer, Thomas Rujbr, Eva Schaub, Katja Albiez, Esther Hodel