Project development with new buildings and renovation of historic villas in Visp (VS)

The site in the center of town is occupied by three historic villas that are under landmark protection. As part of a master plan, three new buildings, in a hybrid timber construction, with 89 apartments and several commercial spaces on the ground floor will be added. The project was designed by SSA Architekten AG.

AREA provides the following services to an institutional client:

  • Represented the owner in the master plan process for redeveloping the historic buildings

  • Coordination with the municipality and canton on dealing with ISOS

  • Conducted a feasibility study

  • Creation of the usage concept; development and elaboration of the spatial program

  • Conducted a design competition and commissioned the design team

  • Supporting the planning for adding three new buildings with a higher density

  • Approval process including negotiations with the city planning and landmarks commissions

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