MINERGIE P BUILDING ASSEMBLY RECONCILING DENSIFICATION AND RURALITY
Located north of Lausanne, the project takes place in a sparse territory, where the city has been trying for years to reconcile densification with the preservation of a rural character.
Although the project is developed on two different sites, it presents an architecture and a urbanism of unitary aspect inspired by the local farms. The buildings are arranged in clusters around a central mineral space. The set defines “islands” around which nature follows its course.
The buildings are staggered to provide unobstructed views to all dwellings. For the sake of rationalization, a maximum of elements (windows, staircases, sanitary blocks …) are repeated throughout the project, while their arrangement depends on the specific location of each building. In keeping with the Minergie P eco principles, the materials considered are sound (recycled reinforced concrete, terracotta brick, natural insulation, wood cladding) and limit as much as possible the gray energy requirements.