Today sees Steiner AG celebrate the laying of the foundation stone for the Domaine de Vitis project in Boudry near Neuchâtel. Building work on the Domaine de Vitis project commenced several months ago, and the residential blocks – spread across a site covering more than 10 hectares – will be taking shape over the next few weeks. An original architectural concept involving the construction of spacious apartments was chosen for this scheme. Work is expected to be completed in autumn 2017.
The Domaine de Vitis is a residential complex comprising 48 owner-occupied apartments. The project is based on a unique, sustainable architectural concept that provides considerable value added. Flanked by vineyards and a large orchard, the complex comprises several villas containing 4–9 apartments, each designed to a different plan. Offering between 2.5 and 5.5 rooms and with an area of 50–166 m² each, the apartments boast a garden or terrace or else a very large loggia or roof terrace as well as direct private access from the underground parking garage.
A residential block concept unique in Switzerland
"The popularity of this project can be ascribed to the fact that our work focused closely on creating a project that is fully integrated into the local landscape", says Michel Burgunder, manager of the Vitis project at Steiner AG. In developing this project, Steiner partnered the company Bricks Development West AG. Located in the heart of the Neuchâtel vineyards, the Vitis project brings together wine-growing traditions and modern living in an ideal symbiosis. The Domaine de Vitis occupies an exceptionally attractive site: in additional to tranquility, it offers wonderful unbroken views to the lake, the vineyards and the Areuse valley, and has the medieval village of Boudry as a backdrop. This highly sought-after location is embedded in a well preserved wine-growing landscape into which the contemporary and yet very discreet architecture of the Vitis project is harmoniously integrated.
Contemporary and exclusive
The project is based on a comprehensive study which, in terms of both concept and form, was thought through to the last detail in order to ensure a very high quality of execution. The buildings are configured in such a way that each unit derives maximum benefit from its exceptional site. The free-standing nature of the blocks, their exposure to sunlight and their secluded private spaces thus confer an eye-catching design on the complex. The Vitis apartments take the form of villas in which interior spaces are distributed according to daytime/nighttime use.
An IPAS Architectes SA Project
"Vitis is something more": the brand concept of this project arose from the wish to benefit from the rural world by blending it with contemporary accommodation so as to create an out-of-the-ordinary lifestyle. IPAS, a firm of architects well known for its unique projects that fully reconcile natural and urban environments, seized the challenge of implementing this ambitious project. The goal was to ensure the harmonious integration of future structures while respecting as far as possible the existing wine-growing landscape and thus successfully preserving the character of the district.
Steiner AG is one of the leading project developers and general / total contractors (GC/TC) in Switzerland, offering comprehensive services in the fields of new construction, refurbishment and real estate development. The company, which was established in 1915, has constructed more than 1200 residential construction projects, 540 commercial properties, 45 hotels and 150 infrastructure facilities such as universities, schools, hospitals, prisons and retirement homes. Steiner AG has its headquarters in Zurich and is represented by branches in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Tolochenaz, Lucerne and St. Gallen.
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Claude Sulser, Head HR & Corporate Communications, Steiner AG
Tel.: +41 58 445 20 12, claude.sulser @steiner .ch
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Marie-Claude Müller, DMC Immobilier
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A unique residential block concept: the Project «Vitis» in Boudry (NE).