The building project in the popular Breitenrain quarter of Berne envisages the conversion of the existing Löwen Garage into a residential building and a new extension in the north.
On the ground and first floors, the workshop and sales area of the garage will be converted into city apartments. These apartments will be connected from the Breitenrainstrasse via a patio area resembling a front garden. The somewhat narrow living and eating area on the ground floor will be given the generosity of an attic apartment thanks to its room height of over three metres. All private rooms are situated on the 1st floor.
In terms of materials and the washbox facade structure, the extension is based on the existing building. From an architectural point of view, however, it will characterise and upgrade the location as an independent, added element.
Pirit AG, Köniz
Period of time
2007 – 2010
12,0 Mio. CHF
General planning, architecture