Bruckfeld is a piece of land owned by Gemeinde Münchenstein, seemingly excluded from the urban development for some time. The former agricultural field is limited to the east by the railway tracks and to the west by inclined terrain with rural housing. Such a distinct and bordered space can be witnessed very rarely. The geography and ambiance of the area, as well as the neighboring building structure, has a valuable quality that can be adopted by the new development.
The proposed urban design of Bruckfeld is tuned to the moderate heights of surrounding buildings, variety and dimensions of neighbouring space while respecting dominants, protected views and the cultural context of the place. At the same time it aims to activate the area and increase the density of the settlement.
The arrangement of the structure is divided into several well-proportioned courtyards. Through a network of residential streets, all courtyards are connected to the central communal space, Bruckfeldmatte. The space has a special identity due to Bruckfeldhof, a historic farmhouse build in 1711, that keeps the character of the rural scenery and connection with the past.