Römerstrasse Baden Flats / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten
Textual content description offered by the architects. Town of Baden owes its identify to the new springs on the Limmatknie. The Römerstrasse, named after the builders, leads from the city middle to the economic space. That is the place Brown, Boveri & Cie – immediately’s ABB – was based in 1891.
A villa of the founders and the big industrial website bear witness to the previous glamour of the situation. Considerably peripherally, on the wooded hillside dealing with the Limmat, stand 4 pavilion-like extension buildings from the Sixties. Because of a profitable competitors in 2010, the filigree workplace construction may very well be transformed into 78 condominiums and occupied in 2022.
The core of the design is an enfilade of sottoportegos – public passageways on the bottom flooring – which kinds the spine of the 4 volumes and join the entry. The staircases are actually positioned within the stomach of the constructing and stiffen the construction, which is outlined by the environment friendly use of supplies.
The theme of the enfilade is sustained within the spacious flats, and the structurally obligatory interventions within the concrete cassette ceiling additionally manifest themselves within the type of huge, room-structuring columns and partition partitions for the flats.
In distinction, a filigree, apronlike façade with a dynamic ballet of textile marquees winds across the buildings and brings again among the previous glory. Because of the preservation of the constructing construction, the site-specific context of the river area persists and a seamless chapter in Baden’s city growth has been continued.