The latest studies have revealed: Particularly in urban areas, there will be considerably less privately used living space in future. Many of the things that you still have in your own four walls are being relocated into shared areas. This development is subsumed under the term “Microliving”.
The “Hawa Student Award 2020” has taken up the topic with a fictitious project on the plot of the bus station in Zurich. The goal is for the students to design a building with 250 to 300 small apartments and shared rooms directly above the site. Intelligent solutions were sought for flexible use of the residential units, which will have a maximum area of 35 square meters.
The challenge for small apartments is making good use of every last centimeter. The more restricted the space, the more challenging the planning
The winning project presents a small living unit that we, along with the winning team, went on to develop into a micro-apartment full of ideas.
The three winning projects of the Hawa Student Awards received their awards at the Kulturhaus Kosmos in Zurich on March 5, 2020. The competition was worth a total 12,000 Francs.
All planned further events have been cancelled due to the current situation. Alternative dates will be checked and if possible communicated at the end of August.
"Tall rooms, distant views"
Nathalie Birkhäuser and Roman Venzin, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Muttenz
“Landmark in the Quarter”
Christian Bischoff and Jonas Trittmann Leibniz University Hanover
“Residential unit and free space”
Jiaying Zhu and Jiahui Zou Stuttgart university
These seven projects made it to the final round with the winning projects.