25 Jun

© Tom Haller

Urban Living & Working

Schweizerische Botschaft in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Alternative living: a Swiss model

Multi-generation building "Giesserei" in Winterhur - as pilot project for community living


Schweizerische Botschaft
in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Otto-von-Bismarck-Allee 4a
10557 Berlin

Schweizerische Botschaft in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland & Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein SIA und Netzwerk Architekturexport NAX


Built in 1870 as a private residence and acquired in 1920 by the Swiss Confederation to house its representative, the Swiss Embassy remained almost undamaged and was operational throughout the war. After the war, the building was the only one left standing. It was used as a consulate. After reunification it was renovated and enlarged with an addition by Diener&Diener.


Demographic aging and different lifestyles change housing needs and call for new forms of housing. Based on the example of the “Giesserei” project in Winterthur, a discussion on the conditions for innovation in housing will be held at the invitation of The Swiss Embassy in Berlin with the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects and the Federal Chamber of German Architects.

Open Doors 18:00, Start 18.30.

Mark Würth director of urban development, Winterthur
Ralf Niebergall Federal Chamber of German Architects
Andreas Galli planner of “Giesserei”
Friedrich May „Shared Space“, Berlin
Booked out [ssba]