New Burkwil Building, Meilen , 2019, 1st Prize
‘Togetherness and coexistence’ – great importance is attached to living together in Burkwil. The centre is the ‘village square’, which is surrounded by the buildings and serves as a sheltered yet open place where people can both meet each other and spend some time: a small cobbled square with a fountain and a bench in the shade of a beech tree. All paths through the quarter converge at the ‘village square’. The houses are accessed centrally via the traffic-calmed ‘village road’ and the shared, semi-private arcades. These connecting arcades separate the public from the private space. Around 100 residential units for up to 180 people of different ages are to be built on the 19,000m² site.