Buchen Housing Estate



Commissed by Remer Real Estate, a former subsidary of Portland Cement, the Buchen housing development project was awarded during the manufacturing of the Swissbau Pavilion, when Calatrava was investigating the structural and aesthetic qualities of concrete. The client stipulated that the primary building material should be concrete, and all exterior walls should be molded and prefabricated. This demanded a rationalization in the number of cast elements. The design proposal includes two types of residences: terraced houses and free-standing units. In the case of the detached houses, two rows are arranged facing each other across a central, underground car park, which runs the length of the site.


1987 - 1996


Buchenweg 34,
5303 Würenlingen