Kämpfen architects follow a holistic, integral view of sustainability in architecture and put what others talk about into action. Architect Beat Kämpfen is a pioneer in the field of solar building and has been involved
in energy efficient projects ever since the eighties. To him, sustainability and ecology are “not just a marketing gag but a vital part of the concept”. His first zero-energy residential project ‘Sunny Woods’, a multifamily dwelling built in Zurich in 2001, has received both the 2002 Swiss Solar Prize and the 2002 European Solar Prize. “Our buildings aim to fit into the immediate environment and often come along with a modest appearance,” the architect explains. “They are showing that solar energy usage can be a simple, everyday issue.”