Michael Dietrich & Oliver Roth_Unit

The structural concept is a concrete table for the first floor, which stabilizes the building against the horizontal forces in case of flooding. The upper floors consist of a lightweight framework construction in bamboo with a concrete core, which stabilizes the whole structure. The core is also the location of the entire fresh and black water infrastructure whereas the rainwater is collected and stored at the top and then used and reused on its way down through the sanitary equipment. Depending on the building‘s location in one of the different flood zones, the height of the concrete base can vary. The concept of the building is to provide the structure only, leaving the spatial organization of the rooms up to the residents.