Start of construction in Altstätten
The pavilion initiated by the Karl Zünd Foundation, is located inside a nature garden, where a variety of different type of vegetables are grown on an area of around one hectare. The pavilion is designed to provide shelter from sun and rain, allowing workshops and activities related to the gardening work and to provide a resting space. A wall made of adobe bricks on an elevated open terrace overlooking the nature garden is the main feature of the pavilion.
The adobe wall is made of soil excavated from the site and it is defined by openings, niches and shelves which can be used as storage and a seating opportunity.
The main challenge of the project is the use of locally available building materials and the reuse of recycled materials from the client’s company and the surrounding area.
Until the end of November, the BASEhabitat students coming from India, Spain, France, Belgium, Colombia and Perú are going to learn on the construction site.
production of adobes
Formwork for foundations
Entwurf und Umsetzung 2020
Adrian Baumberger, Jeyashri Chandrasekaran, Madhura Jamsandekar,
Ujjwala Madikekansandra, Nivedita Mehrotra, Bárbara Miranda, Alexandre Nicolas, Tejaswini Krishna Padindala, Juan Romero, Jesús Sánchez Diaz-Hellin, Nathalie Wong, Vivian Abugattas, Yaron Ginati, Wendy Mottard
Entwurfsbetreuung und Bauleitung
Jan Glasmeier, Marta Rota
Auftraggeber und Sponsor
Karl Zünd Stiftung