Office and Residential Building in Ascona

Project information

The residential and commercial building is situated in a sophisticated urban development location – directly on the historical centre of Ascona. With an elongated cuboid, the project attaches to the preexisting structure, continuing its form as part of the urban development. However, the deliberately chosen clear and skeletal structure created a strong contrast to the surroundings. The public colonnade along the road rises to a height of three storeys. On the ground floor and first floor are the premises of UBS Bank, the main tenant of the house, a piano bar and two shops. Further office space is located on the first and second floors, which can also be flexibly designed thanks to the three-flush floor plan and the selected axial dimension. The third floor comprises six apartments ranging in size from 50 to 190 m². Each apartment has a separate access to the attic and thus to its own roof terrace with a view of Lake Maggiore.

Location Ascona, Switzerland
Design 2007
Construction 2008–2010
GFA 7,500 m²
GV 23,551 m³