_2 Elderly Homes

We took part in two elderly home competitions held simultaneously. One site is set in a very urban, dense condition within the city limits of Zurich (trotti) and the other is situated in an open, suburban site further out from the city. Both had similar public programs and wanted to embed the elderly home within the city fabric more than elderly facilities had been in the past. We used the opportunity to design both and find similar strategies that could be used in both. They both required cafes, salons, doctor's offices, and other ammenities that those living at the Home could frequent on a weekly basis without having to travel far. 

Koeschenrueti and Trotti, Switzerland, 2006