The project is located on the outskirts of Basel and consists of luxurious villas, single family houses and small apartment buildings, all being built on a 17’000 m2 area of land.
With its design and layout the project integrates itself smoothly into the surrounding garden city originating from the beginning of the 20th century. The three different types of houses reflect their different location in the situation. The villa type on the hill side refer to their own garden, whereas the apartment houses are treated as urban villas in the central park. The single family houses open themselves to the prospect of the open field. The development works as a connecting green belt between two nearby recreation areas. The apartment houses are embedded between small hills, which at the same time serve as skylights to the common underground parking.
The underground parking with 57 parking spaces is designed as an underground street (approximately 150m long) which allows to access all of the above houses directly through the parking. As a result of the wave like curvature of the concrete ceiling, there are three large skylights which make the space bright and friendly and which create a direct visual connection to the new street above ground. These skylights serve at the same time as small hills in the apartment houses open garden. With that the houses are embeded in between small hills, which create a certain privacy in the dense setting of the new buildings.