Urban Side by S&AA – Schweitzer et Associés Architectes | World Design Awards 2020

S&AA – Schweitzer et Associés Architectes: Third Award of World Design Awards 2020. This building stands on a former brownfield site. The remarkable factory building has been partially conserved: the characteristic iron structure and end wall have been renovated, and intermediate housing units have been created in a series of pure white blocks nestling under the skeleton of the structure. Elsewhere on the site, new residential buildings with simple shapes and materials recalling the site’s industrial past are planned.

Firm: S&AA – Schweitzer et Associés Architectes
Architect: Patrick Schweitzer
Category: Housing Built

Project Location: Strasbourg
Team: Architecte mandataire : S&AA / Entreprise générale : Wimmer / Géomètre : Archimed
Country: France
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 S&AA architects Since its foundation in 2001, the S&AA practice focuses on lowering the environmental impact of the buildings it designs and gives priority to the community harmony.

The architect needs to be aware of the society he is living in. As a result, Patrick Schweitzer and his associates emphasize the sustainable design of their projects. Benefiting from a dynamic young team the office is proficient in designing eco areas, public buildings, offices, high standards  commercial facilities, low-energy and even “Passivhaus” housing.

By working in conjunction with urban planners, engineers and local actors, the S&AA architects carry out long term projects. The future user is at the center of the design. The architecture relies on interrelation and generosity: generosity of lines, circulations and exchanges, generosity in the multiple articulations of space.