Umbau Wohn- und Geschäftshaus Maihof
Otto Schärli’s 1929 urban residence and commercial centre attests to the transition from the pre-modernist to the »Neues Bauen« genre. The renovation will dismantle and modernise the antiquated bathrooms and kitchens, and create a new main entrance area aswell as a dining area and a stronger spatial connection to the courtyard. Any new interventions will be modest, respectful of the building’s structure, and executed in close cooperation with historic preservation specialists.
Statement of the jury
A very successful modernisation, which offers a contemporary lifestyle and residential quality, but also does justice to the existing building stock, which is subject to a protected monument order.