The commercial building Ville constitutes the second phase of the development of the Engelswisenbuilding lot (see project Warehouse for Construction Materials). A local construction company was the initiator of the project with the objective to generate synergies with other construction-related companies by joining their office premises, the maintenance depot and parking for the vehicles. The direct spatial connection between the existing warehouse for construction materials and the further accentuated references to the horizon and the topography create an urban ensemble with a distinctive identity.
The wall-like dimensions of the building – ten meters wide, 110 meters long and with a height of 21.5 meters – organizesthe outdoor space into an access area (white façade) and a courtyard for deliveries,maintenance, storageand parking (blackfaçade). The interior circulation system is accomplished by single-flight stairs, which cut diagonally through the volume, turning the building’s accentuated proportions into a spatial experience.