The guidelines of the master plan demand strong, traditional urban planning references, while the intended uses rather require identity and independence. Eleven semi-public courtyards and distinctive streets penetrate the Limmatfeld, while at the same time the residents’ need for individual retreats must be taken into account. The project reacts to this starting situation by arranging the five buildings of the BEP cooperative around a maximum sized shared courtyard. Without causing a hard break, the public “outside” is juxtaposed with a semi-public “inside”.