A housing and retail development stands in a dramatic topography between the old town and its modern counterpart. A scenic river runs along the land slope and provides natural leisure areas in the vicinity. The courtyard type building is compact and strives at urban density, while fulfilling all standards of protection to the strong noise-exposition, as well as providing all apartments with appropriate sun-orientation. The high podium adapts to the strong topography and thus provides two ground-floors welcoming mixed activities.
A translucent façade of glass and glass-bricks help the massive volume to get a lighter appearance while seen from the old town.