Affordable Housing Bodenschatz

Invited Competition for affordable housing, Allschwil, 2021


The site on Fabrikstrasse is emblematic of the clash of two seemingly contradictory neighborhoods: small-scale residential buildings of the early 20th century, row houses of the 1950s, up to high-rise residential buildings of the 1960s to 1970s. On the other hand, there is an industrial and commercial area that has gradually developed from the brick factories along Binningerstrasse, and which today faces a promising future as a lively, urban and mixed-use quarter.

How do you create a transition at this important urban interface? The key to this question lies in the cultivation of neighborly relationships. Relationships that connect the project to its surroundings and create possible points of connection – at the level of the neighborhood, at the level of the house and at the level of the apartment.