photographer: Christine Blaser, Bern
Seven garages were demolished to make way fort the first Minergie-P-Eco multifamily home in Switzerland was built within the space of one year.
The boat-shaped ground plan of the new wooden house was determined by the shape of the property. The ground plan and elevation show the layout: Three apartments of equal size entirely built in wood, accessible via the concrete staircase,, are perched slightly above the level of the site. The concentration of sanitation and technology services into a compact core, plus a load-bearing façade frees up the interior design of the apartments, permitting a loft-loke spatial scheme. On each floor the façade is composed of a combination of wooden framework elements, glazing and entrance doors. What appears at first glance to be concrete cooling fins are in reality made of wood, derived timber sheets and Duripanel particle board.
The building was able to fulfill Minergie-P-Eco standard thanks to minimal thermal bridges, large windows to the southwest, sufficient thermal mass, good daylight utilization and consistent use of ecological materials.
Design team: Peter Schürch, Fabian Schwarz
Client: Bächler-Haartje family, Arx-Bürgi family, Schürch-Stepper family
Project partners: MEP engineer: Gartenmann Engineering AG