Cha­rak­te­ris­tik: Housing project

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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 Baakenhafen Quarter (Hamburg)

Photos: Eble Messerschmidt Partner20457 Hamburg Baakenhafen: the eight-storey townhouse in Hamburg's Hafencity will be realised with 52 apartments as an ecological-social whole organism for approx. 180 residents. The consistent ecological orientation of the building concept ensures a low ecological footprint over the entire life cycle: solid wood construction (board stacks), solar power systems on the façade and roof, water and biomass circulation systems with grey water recycling and terra preta production, intensive façade greening and the greenhouse for growing vegetables on the roof. The design was awarded first prize in the we-house Baakenhafen realisation competition. Completion: 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7-storey wooden building "c13

c13_110405 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg: Family, education and health centre. Usable area: 3,295 sqm (including basement), living area: 2,350 sqm. 7 WEs, other uses: Student housing, therapy and medical practices, painting studio, office space, family centre, restaurant, two event areas and KiTa. Construction costs: 6.5 million euros, architecture: Kaden Klingbeil Architekten. Client: Foundation for Christian Education, Values and Way of Life. Year of construction: 2013

Building society "e3

10407 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg: 8 flats, living space: 987 m², first 7-storey wooden building in Germany, architecture: Kaden Klingbeil Architekten, clients: e3 Bau GbR, built: 2008

Möckernkiez eG Berlin

MoeckernKiez-110965 Berlin: Cooperative for self-managed, social and ecological living eG. In the Möckernkiez model project, 471 residential units were created in 14 residential buildings. They were built according to the passive house standard and ecological building criteria. 0.21 parking spaces per unit. Property size: 30,000 m². It is barrier-free throughout and designed to be free of car traffic at the neighbourhood level. The Möckernkiez is located directly adjacent to the southeastern entrances of the Park am Gleisdreieck. Completion: 2018

"Ufa- Factory" Berlin

logo-ufa-factory-berlin12105 Berlin-Tempelhof: former hippie commune, today internationally recognized cultural center and large employer in the district. 18,566 sqm, self-managed cultural project, exists since 1979.

Matzinger residential estate in Berlin-Neukölln

12351 Berlin-Neukölln: Atrium-Living courts les Palétuviers, 21 WE, Arch. Fritz Matzinger, project address: Ibisweg 19. From originally 600 interested parties, two atrium houses were built for a housing cooperative for 21 people. Construction period: 1990 to 1992

WEG "Am Rundling

dream of life12487 Berlin-Johannisthal: 20 houses with 22 residential units (KfW 40-60) for 70 small and large people, ecological housing project. Number of parking spaces: 0.3 PkWs/WE, 100 m² solar collectors (50 kW), 23 kW photovoltaic system, 99 kW wood pellet system (with exhaust gas heat exchanger, downstream flue gas scrubber and condensate heat exchanger), 600 m³ grey water system, completion: 2007

Hamburg Hafenstrasse

20359 Hamburg: Renovation of old buildings and ecological everyday design in one of the most famous formerly occupied houses in Europe.

Climate protection settlement "Am Kornweg

hh-borstel22769 Hamburg-Klein Borstel: 60 residential units, usable floor space 2,820 m2, approx. 160 inhabitants, car-free settlement with food co-op, bicycle fleet, bicycle city and car sharing. Number of parking spaces: 0.2 cars/WE. Planning: NeuStadtArchitekten (Hamburg). Completion date: 2008

Allmende Wulfsdorf

22926 AhrensburgSite area: 6.4 ha; 15 houses with 1 - 14 flats with high ecological standard (110 flats); 40% of the built-up area used for commercial purposes. Largest residential project with living and working in Schleswig-Holstein. Completion: 2012

Housing project at Bornseck

22926 Ahrensburg: 24 flats on 7,000 sqm plot, owners' association, KfW 40 standard, wood pellet heating and solar thermal system, ecologically safe building materials (free of asbestos, CFC, PCB and as far as possible PVC). Completion: 2007

Intergenerational housing project "Hof Pries" in Kiel

24159 Kiel-Pries: In 7 buildings around a car-free courtyard of approx. 6,500 m², a total of 27 apartments between approx. 40 and approx. 125 m² living space and a community house with a grass roof, as well as an organic food store in an existing building have been created in a space-saving architecture. Four of the buildings are new constructions, in the other two buildings old building substance was redeveloped. Completion: 2003

Anders Wohnen eG Bremen

28199 Bremen-Alte Neustadt: Architecture: Joachim Reinig (Hamburg), 23 flats, no parking spaces, common rooms, flexible floor plans, barrier-free development concept, wheelchair accessible flats on the ground floor, completion: 1995


28201 Bremen: A housing and economic project for women. Women from different generations and life situations live and manage under one roof to increase the quality of their everyday life. Realisation under Feng Shui and Geomancy aspects. Expo 2000 project. Completion: 2001

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

Burscheid residential village project

DSC_2702In-Entstehung_gr100px_200dpi51399 Burscheid: 7 out of 9 houses are realized in ecological timber construction so far. Architecture: Gabor Schneider (son of architect Prof. Schneider-Wessling). BDA recognition 2010

Living together in the Carmel Monastery

dsc_340553229 Bonn: Conversion of a former monastery building with 29 residential units, a community room and 2 offices. Complementary new development with 16 terraced houses and a multi-family house with 21 flats (total: 66 flats), plot: approx. 10,000 m². Completion: 2003

Matzinger residential homes Offenau

74254_Offenau74254 Offenau: Residential courtyards according to the concept of Fritz Matzinger Austria; 2 x 8 dwelling units around two residential courtyards (31 adults/ 30 children), 200 m² residential courtyard with completely opening roof, common rooms: play corner, playground, common winter garden, bicycle storage rooms, visitors' room, sauna, common workshop; naturopathic doctor's practice; architect's office; accounting service; occupation: 1986. Karl Kübel Prize 1996

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


79100 Freiburg-Vauban (Project No. 1): 285 adults, children and young people in 45 flats which are mainly divided into shared flats. Former barracks buildings converted with a lot of own work, modelled on the Cherysee barracks in Constance; creation of low-cost living space; biodiesel CHP local heat supply, clay interior plastering, cellulose insulation etc., partly very large shared flats; food coop, first occupancy after renovation with ecological building materials: 1993.

Genova eG

genova-DSCN015979100 Freiburg-Vauban (project no. 4): 37 units, new building on former barracks site, compact construction, solar energy systems, low-energy standard, combined heat and power plant, completion: 1999