The further development of housing construction in major European cities is currently facing dramatic challenges in view of ongoing urbanisation, growing interest in residential property, and an equally growing differentiation of housing needs. The most important issues are how much urban density is actually necessary and possible, a balanced social mix as well as the quality of living. New construction initiatives are currently being launched in response to the housing market, which is dominated by economic factors. Oriented towards individual requirements and self-determined forms of organisation, these residential projects of building associations or cooperatives follow a common approach: participation!
The exhibition features twelve current residential projects from Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, whose development process was accompanied by numerous workshops and working groups during which the participants specified their ideas of habitation and living together and defined the concept in terms of content. (Magazine accompanying the exhibition). (http://www.architekturmuseum.de/jetzt/detail/keine-angst-vor-partizipation-wohnen-heute-das-magazin-zur-ausstellung/)).
More than Living, Hunziker Areal, Zurich, was selected as Project No. 1 for the presentation in the scope of the exhibition.