Architects: Andrea Pelati Architecte + IPAS Architectes
Project Team: Andrea Pelati, Eric Ott, Gilles Batista, Jean-Claude Prêtre
Project Area: 1,950 sqm
Completion date: 2011
Photography: Thomas Jantscher, Gérald Sciboz
Location: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
A secular park… a mansion… majestic trees… this is the gorgeous setting the residential building l’Ermitage settles in. Overlooking the town of Neuchatel, L’Ermitage enjoys proximity to the center and an exceptional location.
To fit perfectly into this verdure, the building is fragmented, plays with its volumes. The environment is reflected in the shimmering facade enliven by the varying colors through the seasons.
The disarticulated levels result in large outdoor spaces. The apartments enjoy an uncommon relation to nature, surrounded by the trees and opened on a panorama offered by the lake and the Alps.
On each floor lies a large apartment, designed according to the desires and needs of buyers. A way of planning housing tinted with freedom.