Uzwil 2013. Selected Competition 1st. Prize. Project 2015

Architecture: Harder Spreyermann Architekten, Zürich
Client: UZE AG / Bühler Immo AG, Uzwil

The working area covers approximately 4 Hectares in which 300 residential units will be allocated. The buildings become a permeable membrane due to its orientation and shape, reinforcing the connectivity with the surrounding neighborhoods at the same time that create distinctive atmospheres in the spaces in between.

The landscaping design depicts the particular aesthetic value of an orchard, where an appealing grove consisting of  Tilia and Cherry trees unevenly distributed in the space,  provide a park-like character. This compact park gets inscribed within a unifying boundary created by a planted hedge, which  allows the open space area to preserve its quality regardless the future urban growth and individual architecture response of the adjacent plot.

A network of meandering gravel paths connect the different gateways of the park. On the eastern side, a generous avenue  ensures a delightful pedestrian walk.
In addition, a system of  gutters, retention areas and infiltration wells provide a  sustainable and aesthetic drainage surface for the developing areas surrounding the park.

New Housing development and Park Wieseon , Uzwil

Competition 1st Prize 2013