Bakehouse for Wipkingen
The idea would be to build a fixed bakehouse together with other interested people. This could be either a brick or a clay oven, covered by a tin roof. These two methods are very well documented and can be easily implemented by motivated amateur constructors. For the general atmosphere, a site near Röschibachplatz would be ideal to establish the bakehouse as a neighborhood property. The reference for this project is the "four banal", which was already used as a communal bakehouse in the Middle Ages where all the surrounding inhabitants came to bake. When fired up, the bakehouse should become a public and communal meeting place.
I have already got some specific places in mind: It would be nice if the bakehouse could be integrated on a city property, such as at the entrance of the Landenbergpark or into already existing projects such as "Garte über de Gleis" or the upcoming project "Wartsaal Wipkingen". The maintenance and upkeep of the bakehouse would be organized by a collective or an association whose members would define a calendar of use. As an architect myself, I would like to take on the planning and the organization of the building workshop. I have summarized a rough budget for this, based on materials that can be bought commercially. If the project would be realized, the budget should be verified with the involved people and adjusted according to the chosen construction method. The exact construction method and location will be specified in the next phase.
Submitted by: Estelle Balet