Cha­rak­te­ris­tik: Rental apartments

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

Wooden housing estate "Permoserstrasse" in Ingolstadt

85057 Ingolstadt: 132 WE + 2 community houses as prefabricated 3-storey timber frame construction. 795 €/m2 (<=> 1,590.70 DM/sqm WF; 159,714.29 DM/WE). Developed within the framework of the "Siedlungsmodelle Bayern". It is the first "real" timber housing estate with over 100 residential units, at least in Europe. Architecture: Project consortium Sampo Widmann with Prof. Hermann Schröder. Developer: Gemeinnützige Wohnungsgesellschaft Ingolstadt. Completion: 1994

Garden City Falkenberg

12524 Berlin: Bruno Taut's "Tuschkastensiedlung". 128 apartments in 48 storey apartments in six apartment buildings and 80 single-family houses in rows or as semi-detached houses with 1 to 5 rooms; gross floor area: 14,051 m². Restoration / renovation / extension: 1992 to 2002; since 2001 extension and since 2011 new construction of multi-family houses and terraced houses. Construction: 1913 to 1916

Building and housing cooperative "Kraftwerk1" in Zurich

CH - 8005 Zurich: 100 apartments in 4 buildings with a total floor space of 11866 m². Infrastructure in the neighbourhood: restaurant, hairdresser, flower and fruit shop, a consumer depot with organic vegetables (opening hours in the off-peak hours), the "Pantoffelbar" with drinks around the clock, a guest room and a large common room with kitchen on the roof. The "Hardturm Settlement" as it is called by the "Kraftwerk 1" building and housing cooperative, which according to common definition would be called a quarter due to the building density and the mix of uses, is located in the Zurich West district. Completion: Completion: 2001

Haveneiland East and West in Amsterdam

NL - 1087 Amsterdam: Haveneiland is the eastern and western part of the newest district "IJburg" in the east of Amsterdam. It was developed in the course of the Dutch housing development programme "VINEX "*. "Haveneiland", as well as "Steigereiland" and "Rieteilanden", was built on an artificially washed up island. Completion: ~2018

Aegidienhof" social housing project in Lübeck

23552 Lübeck: At the time, the Aegidienhof was the largest social housing project in Schleswig-Holstein. Here, young and old, people without and with disabilities, single people and families, live and work together in a new urban mix. The architectural firm Meyer Steffens Architekten+Stadtplaner BDA carefully renovated and converted twelve different old town houses around a large common courtyard in the complex around the Aegidienhof, which is significant in terms of architectural and cultural history. The result is 65 apartments as well as 9 studios, practices, offices, workshops and a café. Completion (modernization): 2003

Hundertwasser House in Vienna

© Photo: Thomas MeierAT - 1030 Vienna: it is the first house built according to the ideas and designs of the painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The house contains 50 apartments, four business premises and a doctor's practice. About 250 trees and bushes were planted on the 16 private and three communal roof terraces and on the roofs. Completion: 1986

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

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

Car-free neighbourhood with 9000 units in Utrecht

Newly built districts with space-efficient mobility offers

NL - 3526 KM Utrecht: A new sustainable urban district is being built on the west side of the Merwedekanal in a central location not far from Utrecht Central Station. The plan is to create a mixed-use district with 6,000 to 9,000 homes for approximately 12,000 residents. The area will become a showcase for healthy and sustainable living with innovative concepts for recycling, energy production, climate adaptation and mobility solutions. Planned completion: by 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

Green Citadel in Magdeburg by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Photo: Juri Czabanowski, art & architecture historian39104 Magdeburg: Mixed-use residential and commercial building with shops, event rooms, hotel with 42 rooms, theatre, offices, medical practices and a kindergarten. Usable area 11,300 m², 55 apartments, 33-metre high tower, "window right" and "tree obligation". Completion: 2005

Old foundry, Winterthur

CH - Winterthur: The multi-generation house Giesserei is located in Oberwinterthur, in the city centre Neuhegi directly at the Eulachpark. It has 155 apartments with 1½ to 9 rooms, 11 joker rooms (including 3 guest rooms) and 14 commercial businesses, including a restaurant, a branch of the Winterthur City Library, two art galleries and a music centre. The 8 communal rooms include a large hall for internal and public events, 2 common rooms, 2 wash bars, a music practice room and 3 workshops. The buildings are constructed in ecological timber construction and meet the Minergie-P-Eco standard. With only 0.2 parking spaces per apartment and 480 bicycle stands, the Giesserei is considered a car-free development. Site area: 11 000 m². Completion: 2013

Johannis Gardens Berlin-Johannisthal

12487 Berlin: HOWOGE is building 314 apartments, a large daycare facility for children and a neighbourhood garage on a 2.6-hectare site on Straße am Flugplatz. 156 apartments will be rented out as subsidized housing in accordance with the cooperation agreement with the state of Berlin; the remaining units will cost less than 10 euros per square meter on average. After completion, 50 percent of the apartments will be subject to occupancy restrictions, costing 6.50 euros per square meter cold, and will be sold to prospective tenants with a certificate of entitlement to housing. Planned completion (as of 12/2020): Spring 2021

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.

GWL-Terrein Amsterdam-Westerpark

NL - Amsterdam-Westerpark: with 600 apartments for 1400 inhabitants on 6 hectares, the GWL-Terrein is the largest contiguous car-free housing estate in Europe. Number of parking spaces: 0.2. Completion: 1998

Stegerwaldsiedlung, Cologne

Photo: EnergyAgency.NRW51063 Cologne-Mülheim: The state of North Rhine-Westphalia has named the Stegerwaldsiedlung in the Cologne district of Mülheim as the 87th climate protection estate. With 968 kWp, it has the largest roof-integrated PV system on a housing estate in NRW and the third largest in Germany. 689 residential units of the Cologne housing estate from the 1950s were refurbished for energy efficiency and the energy generation systems were renewed. Completion: 2019

WohnMichel in Michendorf

14552 Michendorf: Plot: 17,000 m², three houses in the 1st construction phase as two-storey apartment buildings and 500 m² living space each with eight or nine apartments. Together 25 WEs. Completion: 2019

Living at the Dantebad

80637 Munich: 100 residential units plus common rooms in 4-storey timber system construction above a public car park. Architect: Florian Nagler, Client: GEWOFAG. Completion: early 2017

Addition to Nordstadt Karlsruhe

Photo: Bernhard Mangold-Merkel. Oct. 2016

76149 Karlsruhe: Conversion of the former U.S. housing estate. 526 units of the total of 1,651 units of this existing housing estate were built as storeys in timber frame construction in the low-energy standard. The additional storeys in timber construction alone are the largest coherent timber housing estate in Europe in the last 40 years. Completion: 2000

Harckesheyde residential park

22844 Norderstedt: 36 terraced houses in low-energy construction, all roofs are completely greened, combined heat and power plant. Completion: ~2002

Pilot Project Ecological Housing Lübeck-Blessensahl

23569 Lübeck-Kücknitz: 36 social housing units in 3 buildings in low-energy and timber construction with a total living space of 2,213 m². Pilot project as part of the "Resource-saving construction" programme funded by the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The main premise in the implementation of this pilot project was the synthesis of healthy living, energy and cost-saving construction with child and family-friendly floor plans. Completion: 1998

Rainbow Settlement

30629 Hanover-Miesburg: "Regenbogensiedlung", 111 social housing units, GFZ 0.88. 9,000 m² living space. Occupation 1996. 900 Euro/m². Architect: Schmitz, Aachen, developer Gundlach, Philipp Holzmann AG - CHP, low-energy construction, extensively greened roof - pergola development

Documenta Urbana, Kassel-Dönche

134134 Kassel: 137 units; various architects including Baufrrösche, Roland Rainer, Otto Steidle. Construction: 1980- 82. There has only been one building exhibition "documenta urbana", which was created in the context of the "documenta 7" in 1982.

Residential project Rittergut Mydlinghoven

logo-we-from-good40629 Dusseldorf: Multi-generational project "Alternative living - naturally together on the estate with 45 apartments, many communal areas and a co-working space. The facility operator is "Wir vom Gut eG". Core renovation 1998. Completion: 2018

buntStift" housing project

44892 Bochum: Multi-generation housing project in Bochum
Completion: 2011
Size: 21 WE

Innovative elements:
- Conversion of a vacant building into a multi-generation house
- Ecologically sustainable structural concept and barrier-free living
- Active promotion of neighbourly coexistence

Signal box 60 Cologne-Nippes

50733 Cologne-Nippes: "Car-free settlement". 460 apartments for approx. 1,500 residents. The parking space ratio is 0.2 cars per residential unit. A multi-storey car park with 120 parking spaces was built on the edge of the estate for the estate's households and for around 40 visitors. Normally, approx. 400 to 500 parking spaces would have been required at this location. Completion: 2013

Residential yards Auerberg Bonn

Homesteads Auerberg53117 Bonn-Auerberg: 40 rental detached houses organized in two courtyards. Solid construction with facades in timber construction, ceiling above ground floor in timber construction. For ecological reasons as well as for longer durability of the roof structure, the 'warm roof' (the so-called 'unventilated roof') was extensively greened. Completion: 2003

Eco-settlement Friedrichsdorf

61381 Friedrichsdorf: FRANK Group is developing 70,000 m² of gross building land in a prime location in the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region into a residential quarter. Out of a multi-stage selection process by the city of Friedrichsdorf, which was NH ProjectCity The winner was the FRANK Group, which then purchased the site and is now developing and marketing it. The Baufrösche support the design planning.

Hundertwasser House "Waldspirale

CS-10-2006-NSE-100wasser-0664289 Darmstadt: Forest spiral, design by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Model project for the use of recycled concrete.

"Green roofs are the roof coverings of the future. [...] It will be hard to imagine that there was a time when roofs were dead - without life and without vegetation."
Friedensreich Hundertwasser in: Stifter, Roland (1988): Roof gardens: green islands in the city. Stuttgart

Patrick Henry Village (PHV) - IBA Heidelberg

Heidelberg: Under the motto Knowledge creates the city the IBA Heidelberg will take place from 2012 to 2022. One of the key projects of the IBA and its largest urban development project of international significance is the Patrick Henry Village (PHV) where once 8,000 Americans lived. An urban development vision is currently being developed for the conversion project, which covers an area of 92.7 ha, under the leadership of urban planner Kees Christiaanse (KCAP) from Zurich. The preliminary city-wide plans envisage apartments for around 10,000 residents (approx. 4,200 residential units), as well as buildings with space for approx. 5,000 workplaces. Completion: ~2030

French Quarter Tübingen

Aerial view-Franz-Viertel-Tuebingen72072 Tübingen: District development in the French Quarter for 2,500 residents. Around 150 businesses with around 700 jobs have been established. Leisure, shopping and service facilities are planned in the quarter itself or are partly available in the immediate vicinity of the quarter. This is a conversion area with former barracks of the French Army; conversion of the massive barracks buildings, which are worth preserving, to multi-storey housing or redensification on vacant, cleared areas. Completion: 2012

Scharnhauser Park

05573760 Ostfildern: Former barracks site. The settlement is designed for 8,000 inhabitants and 2,000 jobs, on 140 hectares. The connecting link and landmark is the "landscape staircase", which is a good kilometre long and 30 metres wide and slopes gently down to the south. The development of energy-efficient buildings and the use of regenerative energies was financially supported with funds from the EU research project POLYCITY (funding period 2005-2010). The complete investment volume of the project with a floor area of 480,700 m² amounts to 1.5 billion euros. German Urban Development Award 2006.

Tempelhof Palace with Earthship

Photos: Kerstin Meyer

74594 Kreßberg: "Schloss Tempelhof" is a grassroots community that has existed in northern Baden-Württemberg since 2010. Almost 150 residents live on the 30-hectare village site. The ecovillage community is expected to grow to 300 residents. The community practices solidarity agriculture according to permaculture principles. There are jobs in a market garden, animal husbandry, cheese dairy, beekeeping, bakery and in the kitchen. Others have been created in the seminar business, the building sector, the administration and in the Free Montessori School.


76149 Karlsruhe-Nordstadt: MIKA stands for "Tenants Initiative Karlsruhe", barracks conversion with a lot of own work. 86 flats, completion: 1999