Contract type / Realisation
Competition 2012 /
Geistlich Immobilia AG
The planned building volumes between the Brandstrasse and Rietpark are designed as six townhouses in form of terrace towers, called the Geistlich-Area. Supported by a slightly elevated base forming two courtyards, these volumes create the urban area.
The three-storey base of the towers is in a reasonable proportion to the common space defined by a continuum of courtyards featuring a varying of thematic gardens.
The urban density creates semi-public places with a strong identity inviting the visitors to linger. The body of the building reduces on the terraces. Due to the reduction of the tower, a spatial relationship is established which strengthens the unity of the composition.
The tower edges are rounded to the interior side; creating flowing spaces and generous visual connections between the buildings and the Rietpark. Body and space are interdependent.