ISELACHER HOUSING ESTATE BERTSCHIKON, , 2021, 1ST PRIZE
This project is based on the underlying question of what is the difference between village and city. Two houses that resemble each other but are different in size are joined together to form a single unit. They are vaguely reminiscent of a farm: a residential building with a farm building next to it. The roofs leaning towards each other create a pseudo-symmetry and ambivalence in their legibility. Something new is created here in the familiar, and the individual merges with the big picture. The outdoor spaces are differentiated into different levels of openness to the public and focus on the central village square. The housing mix is characterised by diversity and ranges from studio apartments to a three-storey cluster flat. The entrance halls with adjoining laundry rooms serve as meeting places, and overarching uses such as a multi-purpose hall, a day-care centre or the small sacred room create a well-dosed public realm oriented towards the village square. Voids, maisonette typologies with galleries and recessed patios form exciting spatial sequences and attic flats with very individual characters.