Tradition and modernity' is the theme of this development of 2'000 apartments, built for the 2005 World Student Games. As in a traditional hilltop village, the housing steps down the sloped site. All the apartments have their own private outdoor space in the form of a terrace. They were built as athlete housing, but are now privately owned. The diversity of accommodation (there are six apartment types, ranging from 75 m2 to 179 m2) ensures a corresponding social diversity among the occupants. The structure incorporates in-situ concrete, roughcast cement, plaster, insulating materials and aluminium.
Housing for the 2005 World Student Games Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2007.
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, projects enrolled in the nomination process are documented by the architect(s). In addition to submitting images and drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context and to present the project in two A3 panels.