ÜBER NULL – 2023

.Competition «Net Zero Residential Building», Zurich, Switzerland in collaboration with Paul Mayencourt, 2023

The project proposed to reuse elements from an existing, about to be demolished parking garage for the buildings most carbon intensive elements – the foundations. The concrete decks for parking cars could be used to park a whole neighborhood. The building itself is built from lightweight hardwood timber elements and a central meandering rammed earth wall, highlighting the importance of low embodied carbon for new construction.

Computational optimization and sampling methods determine minimal structrual mass of the timber members
Reuse of ribbed slabs as foundation elements and reused steel decking as a new facade element.
Details of the facade and the structure of the building
Interior view of kindergarten in ground floor
Interior view of apartment unit
Apartment layouts adapt to the rammed earth wall in the center of the building