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Am Weißenberge Hamburg

In the north of Hamburg, close to Fuhlsbüttel Prison, a new residential area, Am Weißenberge, is under construction. The area is characterized by a number of listed buildings on Nesselstraße, most of which were built in the late 19th century. To extend this area and contribute to its upmarket, residential character, six new buildings with at least 22 residential units are planned as part of an idea screening process. With regard to location, the new buildings are modelled as closely as possible on the location of the former buildings. Their design references the listed buildings of the area whilst also fitting in with the already-completed new buildings. The villa-like, two-storey structures contribute to the spacious, open nature of the area while the facades are characterized by an even and rhythmic grid. Through varying recesses and reductions, each building is given an individual appearance, which, from the north to the south, increasingly differentiates them from the existing buildings in the area. This change in the facades is underlined by varying depths and the use of different materials.

Competition: awarded contract
Date: 2016
Use: Residential
Client: SAGA Siedlungs-Aktiengesellschaft Hamburg