Model project car-free living Bremen-Hollerland

28357 Bremen-Hollerland: 200 WE (not realised); model photos, well analysed study on the failure of the project. The most important reasons: "too sterile architecture; too expensive although low-cost construction was promised; too far outside the city; that the light rail was not led into the new district; overall poor construction activity; large employer in Bremen went bankrupt. The Hollerland project, however, caused a lot of media hype and is considered a model for many other projects that have been realized in the meantime, such as "Bremen-Grünenstrasse", however, not on the outskirts but in the city center.

Building type MFH, terraced house
New construction, renovation  New building
Form of ownership Condominiums and rental apartments
Location Urban fringe
Size (WE)  200 (originally planned: 900)
Completion   - not realized -
Waste/water ecologically oriented drainage concept, drinking water protection
Energy CHP
Traffic car-free housing project with car sharing offers; number of parking spaces: 0.2 cars per dwelling unit
Outdoor facilities Soil protection, transitions to the landscape conservation area, Fleetsystem (high groundwater level)
Climate CO2 reduction
Contact Project executing agency: GEWOBA, Bremen
Project research: Planungswerkstatt in Bremen e. V., Schweidnitzer Str. 13, Bremen
  • EXWOST Experimental Housing and Urban Development INFORMATION
  • Research field: Urban qualities in housing April 1992 No. 2 p.6
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on "car-free living" or "living without your own car":
Notes  Go to Failure of the Hollerland project, there is an extensive and thoroughly researched study. The most important reasons were: "too sterile architecture; too expensive (low-cost construction was advertised); too peripheral outside the city; the planned light rail to the new district was not realized; generally poor construction economy; large employer in Bremen went bankrupt during the planning period." The Hollerland project attracted much attention throughout Europe and is considered a model for many other projects that have since been realised, such as "Bremen-Grünenstrasse"which was built at the same time in Bremen, but in the city centre and not on the outskirts like Hollerland.

Renate Viets on the failure of Bremen Hollerland

Status: 08/2004

Last Updated: May 4, 2020

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All project/s of the planning office: ; City region: Bremen and surrounding area; Country: Germany; Characteristics: 03 - 4 floors, Multi-storey housing, Terraced house; Thematic: Car free living, CHP, Historical projects from 1980, Model settlement