The disused Kindlimann site is now in a high-density mixed residential area with a population of about 800 people. It has direct access to the Bussigny train station and is therefore part of the Lausanne conurbation, a strong driving force for development.
The main challenge of the project lies in the transformation of an industrial wasteland into a quality urban area uniting the proposed density, a lever for affordable rents, with a harmonious social mix. Lausanne's influence is leading to a change in lifestyles and causing a profound cultural transformation of the place.
The island provides the best possible protection for human beings from railway and industrial noise pollution. However, the project in Bussigny is more than an island: openings connect it to the urban fabric, the station, the youth center and the forest. The differentiation of the heights of the buildings offers formal alternation, maximum sunshine and views of the lake and the Alps. Three strata articulate different housing forms adapted to the needs of the inhabitants, thus guaranteeing social mix.
The proposed density requires the development of quality common spaces: squares linked to the public infrastructure, courtyards planted with plants as the lungs of the site, a high walk allowing a different appropriation of the neighborhood, more intimate terraces, a meeting place with lawns, vegetable gardens and playgrounds.
The project being developed in BIM, any 2D or 3D document is always available to all stakeholders on a CDE platform. The coordination is managed by BCFs that allow a precise follow-up of each problem. Each element of the digital models being informed, the attribution to the part of the work, to the trade and the accounting is done without ambiguity.
The proposed density requires the development of quality common spaces: squares linked to public infrastructures, vegetalized courtyards as the lungs of the site,, an elevated walk allowing a different appropriation of the neighborhood, more intimate terraces, a meeting place with lawns, vegetable gardens and playgrounds.
The island is more than an island, adapting to an increasingly diversified, connected and sustainable agglomeration. For this reason, the project bases itself on proposing three flexible strata offering different habitat forms that can be adapted to the needs of the inhabitants. Everyone can choose to live in the stratum that suits them and provoke encounters according to their preferences. Thus, the community spaces are mostly in the center of the blocks, on the animated walking path and the sports space.
Investigation plans 2017
On the ground floor, double-height houses provide generous sunshine and further diversify the range of homes in the neighborhood, with private gardens.
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Winter, January 1st at 12pm
The island is integrated into the urban fabric of Bussigny through openings that enhance the context and allow connections to strategic elements such as the station, the meeting and animation center (CRAB) and the forest. These connections ensure the development of a dynamic urban life.
Images from the MEP
Visualization of BIM models on the CDE platform