‘Senior housing Männedorf’
Competition – 3th Place
The building ensemble consists of two elongated buildings, which are stepped in plan and section.
They are arranged in a V-shape so that a small square on the Haldenstrasse is created in the east – a clear address for the new retirement home.
Southwest opens the V to release the view of the lake and to ensure an optimal tanning of the facades.
Between the two buildings and around it extends the park, which invites you to linger.
The volumes of the buildings can be mediated by their settlement and shape between the different building masses of the surrounding buildings from the post-war period and integrate well into the urban structure,
because they are slim sized at the ends and divided on the long side by projections and recesses .
The arrangement of the buildings across the slope makes it possible to gently pick up the topography of the site through the construction and connect the ground floor to the surrounding park without the need for terracing.
Along the Haldenstrasse, the two subtly offset building ends complement the green street scene and thus strengthen the neighborhood character of the district.
The basic principle of the apartments is their multiple orientation, to the park, shared outdoor space and lake views.
The apartments are mostly three- to four-sided oriented.
All apartments have private, protected outdoor spaces that face south or west and from which the third floor offers a view of the lake.
They are separated from the apartment with a fully openable and glazed front folding sliding doors.
The apartments each have a spacious entrance, cooking, living and dining areas which are connected to the loggia.
Männedorf foundation for senior citizens
Thomas De Geeter Architektur
Schärli + Oetil
Von Arx Baumanagement
Männedorf, Zurich, Switzerland