"Weites Land" (wide country) housing development (BB11), Berne-Brünnen, Switzerland, 2010–2013
Our building complex with 97 apartments reacts to the urban situation with a concise, bent court figure that opens to the north. This creates two open green spaces that communicate with their surroundings. A handful of ateliers and a common room enliven the ground floor.
Bustling life on the ground floor – even in front of the row house types that are integrated into the lower wing of the building. A footpath leading across the wide, green inner courtyard opens up the entrances to the row houses. The result is an intensive exchange between private and public spaces.
The single-storey apartments allude to two of our favourite themes, the diagonal space and the hidden paths through the apartments.
Colombstrasse 24, 39–41, Riedbachstrasse 78–82, in 3027 Berne, Switzerland
Study contract 2010, planning and execution 2010–201
Swatch Pensionskasse – Pension Fund, Biel
97 apartments, ateliers, common room
Isabel Bernhard (Huber) (project management), Angela Waibel (project management), Olivier Altorfer
Katja Albiez Landschaft & Architektur