Invited Competition


Private Residences Basel

Housing Gellertstrasse Design Approach

The property for this housing development is located in a park, adjacent to the Gellertgut, and is marked by the characteristic old trees of the Gellertquartier .

The increasing demand for density in this neighbourhood must be mitigated with the maintenance of open space qualities, so that the overall park character of the area is preserved.

In this context we propose a design that maximises the contrast between built and open spaces, by reenforcing a literal and complementary figural relationship to one another.

Extending to materiality this concept allows us to explore materials that favour a sense filtering and reflection to the adjacent views.