Webergut, Zollikofen, 2020–2024
A stuffy federal administration building becomes an urban village!
A huge office building on the outskirts of Zollikofen near Bern has been vacant for years, waiting to be brought back to life with innovative and affordable ideas. Our extensive experience in residential construction helps us to design specific units for these spacious and deep floor plans. The building is further enhanced with communal uses and with the option to also work there.
It is precisely in this diversity of use that we see the gap and opportunity. A space that penetrates the entire height of the building becomes the community centre. With this "village square", the different access spaces and the diverse units in varying sizes, something like an urban village has been created.
5 Weberstrasse, 3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland
Study contract, 1st prize
Foundation Abendrot – The Sustainable Pension Fund, Basel
Approx. 90 apartments, offices on the ground floor
Patrick Gmür, Michael Geschwentner
Ricardo Dias, Giani Mori Pardini, Caroline Schartz, Silvana Perner, Eva Gröbly-Prenci, Nico Brunschweiler, Nils Knodel