How a saw raw building turns into Pop Art. Sägestrasse housing development, Kreuzlingen, Germany, 2016–2019
Just the kind of job we love! The design plan stipulates that two angular houses each form a common inner courtyard and an outer courtyard facing the neighbour, which must be lined with balconies. The attic floor has to jump back according to certain specifications, the ground floor floor is defined. Money is also scarce, densification pressure is high, and efficiency must save profitability.
The spatial program provides for a large number of small apartments. To this end, we are combining two typologically different access systems: a naturally lit 'rue intérieure' and an arcade. Like two dandies, the houses mark their presence on the street and are presented with an elegant combination of jade-coloured tiles, artistically forged railings, coordinated colour accents and - indeed! - with bright white plastic windows, which are surrounded by a fine border of light plaster and integrated into the design. Pop-Art meets Kreuzlingen!
Sägestrasse 3–5, 8280 Kreuzlingen, Germany
Direct order, planning and execution 2016–2019
Pension Fund Pensionskasse St. Gallen
Patrick Gmür, Michael Geschwentner
Sybille Besson (project management), Ricardo Alexis Nader (deputy pm), Adrian Dominguez Valido, Marie-Luise Wunder (deputy pm), Peter Roesch