Cooperative Housing Fleur de la Champagne

2nd prize
Selective Competition, Biel, 2021
Weyell Zipse with Westpol Landschaftsarchitektur


„The common land has two specific social functions. First, the land makes it possible for people to feel comfortable outside their buildings and their private territory, and therefore allows them to feel connected to the larger social system (…). And second, common land acts as a meeting place for people.“

Alexander, C. (1977): A Pattern Language. Towns Buildings Construction. New York: Oxford University Press.

Common Land

The emergence of a social community depends on many aspects. But one can say with certainty that it is directly dependent on the supply of spaces that are made available to the residents for this purpose. Places where people meet, either planned or by chance.