Domat/Ems CH, 2004

Awarded the Swiss Solar Prize 2006 and the DETAIL Prize 2007 – Special Prize for Energy Efficient Buildings

Housing for the elderly:
After the demolition of a former sawmill in the area of Domat/Ems, the opportunity arose to build a retirement home for the elderly. The site is more precisely  located near the Falveng Tuma, close to the recreational area.

Horizontal window openings frame the views to the north, while the south facade is an open glass and metal construction. The central topic of the building are focused on the needs of its residents.

Spacious wheelchair accessible apartments with the best facilities give every resident the opportunity to furnish his private space individually. All apartments are south-facing. The interiors are clad in wood and the bright walls all over ensures maximum flow of daylight.