Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger
Schillerstraße 94, D–10625 Berlin
T +49(0)30 315712 -0 F -29

Mühle Grüsch / Switzerland

A historical grain mill and silo tower in Grüsch, a village located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, is being converted by Barkow Leibinger into a modern residential complex. Dating back to the 16th century, the mill was decommissioned in 2010. Currently, a two-part development plan sees the residential conversion of the existing mill building, while rebuilding the attached silo tower anew in its former contour as a 10-story high-rise.

The apartments within the nearly 35-meter high tower are laid out in a stepped, spiraling motion around a central core. Open, tiered levels create spaces that are flexible, yet clearly zoned, offering a variety of interspatial relationships, a diverse topography and open views onto the Prättigau landscape.  

Project Information


Barkow Leibinger, Berlin

Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger



Klaus Reintjes (Project Architect), Sebastian Awick, Felix Büttner, Michael Feser, Ana Filipovic, Filippo de Francesco, Cynthia Grieshofer, Gerrit Vetter


Team Design Study

Antje Steckhan, Annette Wagner, Vincenzo Salierno



Residential, commercial



Grüsch, Switzerland



ca. 5.300 sqm



BG Mühle, Hans-Luzi Züst + Ueli Flury