Herzog & de Meuron
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

Am nördlichen Dorfrand von Berg im Thurgau soll auf dem siebeneinhalb Hektaren grossen Areal der Brauchli Ziegelei ein neues Wohnquartier fĂĽr bis zu 600 Einwohner entstehen. Als Alternative zur Einfamilienhaussiedlung oder zu einer willkĂĽrlich gewählten urbanen Typologie schlagen wir eine spezifische Grossform vor, die einen zentralen Park umschliesst und gleichzeitig allen Bewohnern einen direkten Bezug zur umliegenden Landschaft gewährt. Die relativ tiefen Baukörper lassen dank ihrer zurĂĽckspringenden Bereiche eine grosse Vielfalt von Wohntypologien zu. Die Ziegelei selbst wird umgenutzt und als identitätsstiftendes Element in die Bebauung miteinbezogen.

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 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

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Team

Facts

Client
Dr. iur. Silvia Brauchli, Client representative: Gabriela Brauchli Martini
Planning
Local Partner Architect: BĂĽhler Hartmann, ZĂĽrich, Switzerland
Landscape Design: Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten, ZĂĽrich, Switzerland