Multigenerational House, Winterthur , 2009
The given urban development situation shows exciting contrasts: The hybrid cluster regulations define strong urban planning references, while the intended residential use demands independence due to its exemplary character.
The project responds to this original situation by having two buildings form a common courtyard that is comparable in size and shape to Steinberggasse. Without causing a severe break, the public outdoor space is juxtaposed with a semi-public interior. The iconographic shed roofs refer to the industrial past of the site, connect the two buildings, and create a strong common identity.