Wild Bär Heule Architekten: Residential tower, Winterthur - best architects 20

Wild Bär Heule Architekten

Residential tower, Winterthur

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multi-family homes


Winterthur, Switzerland


Roger Frei


The four-storey building rises up into the air on a confined plot in the Töss area of the town of Winterthur. Its slender stature gives it the appearance of a tower – a flexible tower building for inexpensive apartments. A network of upright windows evenly covers the building and accentuates the vertical dimension while the open stairwell in cast-in-place concrete provides a sculptural rear. The apartments in the complex are organised in a simple and orderly way: a core with wet rooms and kitchen separates the floorplan into zones of different sizes that can be connected or divided with the help of doors.