Brauchli Ziegelei
Berg TG, Switzerland
Project 2015-2016

At the northern edge of the village Berg in Thurgau a new residential district for up to 600 inhabitants is to be developed – at the seven and a half-hectare site of Brauchli Ziegelei (a brickwork factory). As an alternative to a suburb of single-family houses or an arbitrary chosen urban typology, we suggest a specific large scale structure embracing a central park, offering its residents a direct connection to the surrounding landscape. The relatively deep buildings with generous set-back areas will offer a rich diversity of living typologies. The factory itself will be redeveloped for new uses and will contribute to the sense of identity of the neighbourhood.

Herzog & de Meuron, 2018


Herzog & de Meuron Team:

Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Andreas Fries (Partner in Charge)

Project Team: Alexa Nürnberger (Associate, Project Manager)

Liliana Filipa Amorim Rocha, Viorela Bogatu, Jan-Holger Stucken



Dr. iur. Silvia Brauchli, Gabriela Brauchli Martini


Client representative: 

Andrea Martini (Brauchli Ziegelei)



Local Partner Architect: Bühler Hartmann, Zürich, Switzerland

Landscape Design: Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten, Zürich, Switzerland


Use / Funciton:

Residential: Row houses (315-428 m²), Duplex apartments (210-356 m²), Apartments (117-275 m²), Studios (40-85 m²)

Parking: 400 parking places + 60 visitor parkings

Outdoor area: Park with ponds, Allotment gardens