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ecovillage Hanover

30539 Hanover Kronsberg: adjacent to the Expo-Settlement Hanover-Kronsberg the "ecovillage Kronsberg" is to be built. The sponsor is the cooperative ecovillage hannover e.G., which was founded in 09/2019 and today (02/2021) already has 555 members. The cooperative will purchase the 49,300 m² site from the City of Hannover in February 2021; construction planning is in full swing.

Ro70 eG housing project in Weimar

99425 Weimar: In the cooperative "Wohnprojekt Ro70 eG" committed people have come together to transform a former hospital in Weimar into Thuringia's largest intergenerational housing project to transform. As of 2020, nearly 130 adults and 70 children live here together in a vibrant neighborhood. Completion: 2020

Quartier FRANKLIN in Mannheim

68309 Mannheim: On the former largest barracks site of the US Armed Forces in Germany, the so-called "Benjamin Franklin Village", five largely mixed-use neighbourhoods have been developed since 2012 on an area of 94 ha. Residential buildings for around 9,300 people (4100 units) and around 2,000 jobs are to be built. Furthermore, a park of 50 hectares will be realized. Existing buildings will be used, energetically renovated and modernized in line with the times, but also many new buildings will be constructed. December 2017 the first residents have moved in, in December 2019 already exceeded the 1000 residents. Completion: 2025

Arcadia Winnenden

Photo: JEA, Tübingen71364 Winnenden: 129 residential units in multi-family houses, chain houses, terraced houses and single-family houses on a conversion site (approx. 3.4 ha) close to the city centre, a former industrial wasteland, the new ecologically sustainable quarter was created. The focal points of the concept are an economical development, a central lake also for rainwater retention, a detailed surface and green concept, as well as a Mediterranean colour concept. Completion: 2011

Hill meadow country and thermal spa in Bad Blumau

© Photo: Thomas Meier, radundfuss.netAT - 8283 Bad Blumau: the buildings are partly realised with recycled building materials, the whole resort is supplied with emission-free electricity and heat, which is generated in a geothermal plant. The resort was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Completion: 1997

KOKONI ONE housing estate (formerly "Gut Buchholz") in Berlin-Pankow

13127 Berlin-Pankow: On a 23,000 sqm site in Pankow-Französisch Buchholz, a housing estate with 83 residential units with a total living space of approx. 12,000 sqm plus a community house will be built. Mainly renewable and healthy building materials such as wood, loam and straw with a positive CO2 balance will be used. Composite materials will generally be avoided. In the centre of the settlement there is an orchard with a community house. The heat and electricity generation in the settlement is fossil-free. Completion (planned): 2022

Art Nouveau and Wilhelminian Quarter in Bonn

53113 Bonn: Together with the Weststadt, Bonn's Südstadt is considered the largest contiguous (and preserved) Gründerzeit quarter in Germany. Bonn-Bad Godesberg also has a large contiguous Gründerzeit quarter. Due to the mixture of uses, these quarters are regarded as the urban prototype of the "city of short distances". Furthermore, the building density helps to create inexpensive living space and reuse-friendly floor plans often allow the buildings to be used for well over 100 years. Completion: 1914

Horseshoe settlement

12359 Berlin-Britz: The Hufeisensiedlung is part of the large housing estate Britz with a total of 1963 apartments for about 5000 residents was built as one of the first social housing estates in Berlin. The architecture of the strongly green settlement proved to be trend-setting. The architects involved in the planning were Bruno Taut, the city building councilor Martin Wagner and the garden architect Leberecht Migge. As a complete ensemble, the estate has been a listed building since 1986. Since 2008 it has been a Unesco World Heritage Site and since 2010 it has also been registered as a garden monument. Completion: 1933

Schumacher-Quartier: 5000 residential units in timber construction in Tegel

© Fig.: Macina13405 Berlin-Tegel: A climate-neutral urban quarter in timber construction with more than 5,000 apartments is to be built. This will make it the largest timber construction quarter in the world. In addition to the apartments, several schools, daycare centers, sports facilities, shopping opportunities and lots of greenery are also planned for the development area with 48 ha is planned. Strong greening ensures climate-adapted and water-sensitive urban development and also has an impact beyond the neighbourhood. Start of building construction: 2022 Planned completion: 2030

Energy Plus Quarter Vellmar North

34246 Vellmar North: The urban design, with around 550 residential units on a 16-hectare site, envisages a mix of detached single houses and houses in a more compact design using semi-detached and terraced houses and multi-storey housing. In terms of size, it will be one of the largest plus-energy housing estates in Germany. The plus-energy concept takes into account heat, electricity and mobility. Start of construction: from April 2020. Completion: ~2024

Fuggerei in Augsburg

86152 Augsburg: For 500 years, the residents of Augsburg's Fuggerei have been paying as much cold rent as their previous tenants: 88 cents, which is equivalent to one guilder. In addition, they pay about 85 euros per month for utilities such as electricity, water and heating. The Fuggerei is considered the oldest social housing estate in the world. Completion: 1521

Art Nouveau Ensemble "Mathildenhöhe" in Darmstadt

64287 Darmstadt: On the Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt, a unique architectural ensemble consisting of buildings, landscaped gardens with sculptures, interior architecture and design was created within 16 years. Darmstadt developed into a center of Art Nouveau through the artists' colony on the Mathildenhöhe. It was founded by the Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and the publisher Alexander Koch. During the time of its existence, 23 artists belonged to it. The work of these members and other important personalities in Darmstadt from 1898 to 1914 set the tone for subsequent developments in art and architecture far beyond the events on Mathildenhöhe. Art Nouveau, with its ornamentation and organic building forms, continues to have an influence on the design of ecological settlements or sustainable neighbourhoods to this day. Construction from 1899. Completion: 1914

Permaculture settlement "EVA Lanxmeer" in Culemborg

NL - Culemborg: With 240 houses, it is the largest permaculture settlement in Europe and worldwide. It was built with the aim of living there in the most environmentally friendly and self-managed way possible. The founder Marleen Kaptein was convinced from the beginning that people should have the opportunity to shape their environment and take responsibility. Completion: 2009

Plusenergiesiedlung, Tobel

CH - Tobel: The PlusEnergy development in the Thurgau municipality of Tobel with three multi-family houses (MFH) and 32 apartments was built to the Minergie-P standard. The PV system has an installed capacity of 351 kWp. They generate a solar power surplus of 76'000 kWh/a with which each apartment can use a solar-powered electric car which can drive 12'000 km CO2-free per year. Unique are the rents, which are 20% below the quarterly rents for comparable apartments in the Wil/SG region. Swiss Eurosolar Prize 2018. Completion: 2017

Niewland, Amersfoort

NL - Amersfoort: 4500 apartments for around 15,000 residents. 1 megawatt of solar power integrated into the roofs of the new district. One of the largest sustainable urban development projects in the Netherlands. Completion date: 2002

"Stad van de Zon", Heerhugowaard

NL - Heerhugowaard: With 2,900 apartments on 123 ha of building land, the settlement is the largest sustainable settlement in the world. The total area with park and water areas covers 177 ha. The photovoltaic system on the roofs has a capacity of 3.75 MW. Another PV system with 1.25 MW, as well as three wind turbines on the site are the active components of the CO2-neutral energy supply. Car-free zone. Planning: Ashok Bhalotra of urban design bureau KuiperCompagnons, Rotterdam. Partner of the European Sun Cities project. Completion: 2016

Hesse's largest residential PV plant

60326 Frankfurt: Mainova has built a photovoltaic (PV) plant with a total output of around 1,500 kilowatts peak (kWp) in Frankfurt's Friedrich Ebert housing estate. This means that Germany's largest housing estate photovoltaic plant will be fully connected to the grid at the beginning of 2019. The locally generated, climate-friendly solar power from their own roofs can be used directly by the tenants on site.

PV housing estate with 825 kWp in Gelsenkirchen-Schaffrath

45897 Gelsenkirchen-Schaffrath: by 2018, it was the largest German solar housing estate with a peak output of 825 kWp. The 71 existing buildings with a total of 422 apartments and 27,420 m² of living space were renovated for energy efficiency. Operator: THS Wohnen GmbH (today: VIVAWEST Wohnen GmbH). Completion: 2008

Building community "Laubendorf

40625 Dusseldorf: The initiative "Wohnen mit Kindern e.V." (Living with Children) is planning its fourth community housing project in the Düsseldorf city area with 23 residential units. The association has already successfully realized a cooperative-oriented project on Otto-Petersen Straße (1995) as well as two condominium projects in Gerresheim, qbus (2013) and wmk3 (2017). The association aims to create attractive and affordable housing for families with children in particular. All projects realized to date have been planned and occupied by residents in different life situations and are thus genuine multigenerational housing projects. In September 2020, the construction group purchased a plot in the Quellenbusch development area in Gerresheim. Planned completion: approx. 2022

Climate and timber construction quarter "Ellener Hof

28329 Bremen-Osterholz: At least 500 apartments are planned, which will offer a new home to around 1,000 Bremen residents of all ages and from different social classes and cultures. In close cooperation with the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the Bremer Heimstiftung, as the owner of the site, is therefore not only working on new living space. Social institutions, clubs and cultural institutions will also enrich the "Ellener Hof Foundation Village" in the future. In addition, the partners are focusing on attractive green spaces. The respectful treatment of the valuable stock of trees, bushes and vegetation on the property is the basis and an integral part of all planning. Construction began on 7.9.2018. Planned completion: 2025(?)

New building of the Federal Environment Agency in Dessau

Image 11106844 Dessau-Roßlau: New building of the Federal Environmental Agency. Planning: sauerbruch & hutton architects. Dessau has been the headquarters of the Federal Environment Agency since 2005. Around 900 of the approximately 1,500 employees work here in a modern office building constructed according to ecological standards. Awarded the German Seal of Approval for Sustainable Building in Gold in 2009. The seal of quality awarded by the Federal Ministry of Building and the German Sustainable Building Council honors exemplary new administrative and office buildings.

Matzinger residential farm Dresden-Coschütz

01_dresden01189 Dresden-Coschütz: 18 dwelling units, completion. 1999, residential courtyard according to Fritz Matzinger: especially in Austria there are a number of housing estates that were realized according to the Matzinger residential courtyard concept (see also "Offenau residential courtyards"). Wooden panel construction, a lot of own work, inexpensive.

Housing project "Nestwerk

01326 Dresden-Pillnitz: 9 residential units, 40 residents. Ecological apartment buildings according to passive house standard. Architectural partnership Reiter and Rentzsch, Dresden. Occupation: 2001


04249 Leipzig-Knauthain: 665 WE, urban planning: Joachim Eble Architektur, decentralized settlement units; solar orientation (90% of the WE are SSW or SSO oriented) and integrated into the open space concept of so-called landscape chambers; resource-saving use of building land with minimized development effort in the area of residential development; ecological land use with high nature and open space quality on the compensation areas close to the settlement.

Exhibition grounds Oederan

09111 Oederan Chemnitz: 622 RESIDENTIAL UNITS. Model project for the Chemnitz technology and business park solaris, as well as the Stadtbau- und Wohnungsverwaltungsgesellschaft. 17 blocks of flats were renovated, 7 of them were equipped with 100 sqm collector surface each. Year of construction: 2000

Addition of storeys to multi-family houses Berlin-Lankwitz

12249 Berlin-Lankwitz: Apartment buildings. Elevation and redensification. Baufrösche Kassel/Berlin. 148 flats existing, 84 flats with additional storeys and 61 flats with extensions. Reconstruction: 1995 to 1998. socially acceptable redevelopment, approx. 1,420 €/m² floor space; Berlin Environmental Prize 2001.

PlusEnergy houses in Berlin-Adlershof

Architecture: Deimel Oeschläger Architekten Partnerschaft, Berlin. Photo: A. Kroth


12489 Berlin-Adlershof: Climate-neutral home for 128 tenants in KfW 55 efficiency house. Gross floor area: 11,170 m2. Planning: Deimel Oelschläger Architekten. Completion: 2017

Garden City Bornstedter Feld

14467 Potsdam: 19 terraced houses on the edge of the BUGA site, completion: 2001. Ecological board stack solid timber house, life cycle assessment study. Architect's office Brenne-Eble, Berlin. Client: GSW, Berlin

Brodowin Ecovillage

Logo Brodowin-116230 Brodowin: Domespace seminar house and eco-centre, independent regional development, promotion of ecological business start-ups, soft tourism, conversion of a former LPG to ecological farming.

IBA Wilhelmsburg

21109 Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg: The International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg is one of the largest urban development projects in Europe. To date, 70 projects have been realised as part of IBA Hamburg. In 2013, IBA Hamburg had a total of 1,733 apartments under construction or completed, 516 of which were modernizations. Added to this are over 100,000 square metres of commercial space, eight educational facilities, two senior citizens' residential homes, three daycare centres, four sports facilities, a commercial courtyard, a centre for artists and creative people, the extension of the Aßmann Canal and over 70 hectares of green space.

Jenfeld floodplain

In-Entstehung_gr100px_200dpi22045 Hamburg-JenfeldHAMBURG WATER Cycle®, an urban quarter with 835 residential units, 630 of them in new buildings, and commercial space for around 2000 residents is being built on 35 ha of the former Lettow-Vorbeck barracks. Project costs: approx. 250 million euros. The most far-reaching project of a decentralised water supply and disposal system currently in Europe: vacuum toilets, biogas production and waste water separation (HAMBURG WATER Cycle®). The biogas produced will be used to generate heat and electricity for the new district in a climate-neutral manner in the district's own combined heat and power plant. The project will thus enable climate-neutral living and sustainable drainage.

Farmsen trotting course

Farmsen_18far52522159 Hamburg-Farmsen: former harness racing track, water concept; example of how much ecology urban planning can demand; individual entrances in multi-storey residential buildings

Solar settlement Bramfeld

16brf53722175 Hamburg-Bramfeld: 130 WE, one of the larger solar local heating projects with a 4,000 m3-water storage tank. Completion: 2000