Lysbüchel South in Basel marks the transition between the dense 19th-century neighbourhood of St. Johann and the newly redeveloping Volta North. With its small structured plot division the project enables diverse individuals and institutions real estate development and in this way provides a planning ground for various housing typologies.
This brownfield development tries to step away from the usual modernist neighbourhood planning and docks on to the city development of the pre-modernist time. The density is being introduced through small scale architectural projects, thus allowing the critical interpretation of the current housing typologies. In this way the diversity of the historical city structures is being achieved by lowering the threshold for the participation on the city construction.
A project for Metron Brugg.
Invited competition by Habitat Basel - first place