A new residential quarter will be realized between Montreux and Vevey: nine to eleven different houses with altogether about 210 apartments and a new village quarter centre. The property is one of the last that is not built-up on the Riviera of Lake Geneva. The master plan envisions a composition of various buildings in a landscape, connected by a system of paths for passengers and bikes. Following the principle of a garden city, a green space extends over the complete terrain which is kept free of cars thanks to the subterranean parking zone. A certain typology is designed for each house, depending on the orientation of the lot of land, and each house consists of apartments with 2.5 to 5.5 rooms. For the planning of these houses, Christ & Gantenbein have invited eight young, international offices to develop one building each.
Team of architects: Francisco Aires Mateus arquitectos, Portugal; Alejandro Aravena, Chile; Atelier Bow-Wow, Japan; Tatiana Bilbao and Dellekamp arquitectos, Mexico; Johnston Marklee, USA; Lacaton & Vassal architectes, France; Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Belgium; Sergison Bates architects, England