This building complex is comprised of three blocks of flats and one detached house, which are located on a southwest-facing slope in Zurich Witikon. The overall project is implemented as a co-operation between Felix Partner Invest AG (one building) and a private owner (three buildings) – with synergies for both parties. Thanks to the joint planning, a large green space can be preserved and a shared underground car park with only one access road for all four houses can be planned. By placing the buildings near the pavement, a distinct streetscape is created. The cubic buildings are linked by similar dimensions, which are characterised by projecting and recessed elements and which identify the four structures as an ensemble that integrates into the district.
The German Design Award is the German Design Council’s international prize. Projects whose designs include particularly successful features or solutions are recognised with a Special Mention – an award which honours the commitment of companies and designers.