Elmiger architects | Mättivor


Project: Residential development Mättivor
Brief info: Residential development with 65 apartments and 35 villas
Location: Mättivor, Schwyz
Client: Building cooperation Mättivor / Client advisor Wüest & Partner
Realization: Competition, First prize
Completion 2017 – 2019

The starting-point of the design lies in the existing spatial qualities that the manor houses  – the Herrenhäuser – in Schwyz create in relation both to the built fabric of the village and to the surrounding landscape.

The project reinterprets these manor houses as large clusters in the open meadow of Mättivor. Thanks to this clustered approach large contiguous green spaces can be retained, open spaces that form a crucial element in the backdrop of Schwyz and are also an integral part of the new development. The organisation of the buildings on the diagonal sets up interesting spatial relationships and views through the clusters, despite their density.

The cluster concept is a spatial interpretation and realisation of the defining spatial characteristics of the manor houses of Schwyz: the vertical element of the house and the terraced garden surrounded by a wall.

In collaboration with Neuland ArchitekturLandschaft Zurich;