On the grounds of a former bus depot, a new, urban residential quarter is under development in Hamburg’s Barmbek-Süd district. Influenced by the existing, detached rows of buildings in the area, the design envisages an open building structure, which, through the interplay of narrow and broad, creates different open spaces which interlock with existing ones. Building Site 6 forms the entrance to the quarter in the Elsastrasse area and provides a special spatial experience thanks to a pathway in the form of a green corridor to the south between Biedermannplatz and Hamburger Strasse. The 5-storey building is characterized by a brick facade, itself accentuated by protruding and recessed rows of bricks between the window openings. These recessed rows of bricks change their spacing depending on the storey, creating a vertical pattern that becomes narrower with every floor. The facade is given a restrained energy without affecting the strict and homogeneous overall concept and which, at the same time, allows the building to stand out in the area. The inclusion of loggias, generous window openings and wall panels allow a variety of options for opening or closing the facade. Integrated into the cubature, the recessed entrance is oriented towards the public area and is clearly legible thanks to its wooden materiality. Windows and loggias are floor-to-ceiling and ensure a light-flooded living space. The building is planned in accordance with German KfW 40 plus standards as a hybrid timber construction. The German DGNB Platinum certification for sustainable construction is also planned.
Größe: approx. 1,939 m2 BGF
Date: in planning since 2021
Client: Behrendt Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG
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