With one or two exceptions the rented-housing market of the 1970s to mid-1980s produced very few innovations. The handful that emerged – mostly small-scale initiatives – were initiated by private developers or newly established housing cooperatives.
One such private developer is ProMiet AG, who in the 1980s realized the Schauburg model housing project in Hünenberg in Canton Zug. The aim of the project was to provide affordable, ecological, tenancy secure and user-managed living. Following the sale of the estate in 2013, ProMiet AG took the decision to become deeply involved in innovative housing-construction processes. Using new insights and findings, the intention is to set pivotal and innovative impetuses so as to promote sustainable housing construction in Switzerland.