Western Region


In this view, sustainable settlements, neighbourhoods and buildings of the following federal states are displayed:
North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and that Saarland

The projects are displayed in ascending order by postcode in the standard view.

POSTCODEContribution dateNameCompletion YearResidential unitsCity / town name
Number of projects displayed: 91

    Zero-Emission-Village Weilerbach

    logo_network_zero_emission_18067685 Weilerbach



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    ESA student dormitory Kaiserslautern

    267659 Kaiserslautern: ESA (Energy Saving Student Residence): planned and built with students, "house in a house" principle (based on Bengt Warn's "Naturhuset"), 20 rooms, a kitchen and other common rooms, varied planting of the winter garden, recycled building materials, solar system for hot water, each room also has a private terrace or seating area in the greenhouse.



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    Wooden housing estate "Kleiner Hirschberg

    b666539 Neunkirchen-Kohlhof: 16 terraced houses with 140 m² each, four identical apartments in four two-storey terraced houses each, construction period: 1991 - 2000



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    Clay housing estate Bouss

    bb966356 Bouss (near Saarbrücken): 14 WE



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    Clay housing estate Saarbrücken

    Clay housing estate Saarbrücken66115 Saarbrücken: Architect: W. Göggelmann (Saarbrücken), 14 dwelling units, community house, social project, 800- 1000 hours of own work, 1.250 Euro/sqm, bright yellow natural paint on clay plaster, straw clay walls. Construction time: 1988 - 1994



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    Bodelschwinghweg residential complex

    Bodelschwighweg-0964297 Darmstadt-Eberstadt: 9 units, Ökumenische Wohnhilfe Darmstadt, planning: pfeifer. kuhn. architekten (Freiburg), completion: 1998



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    Bessunger Street Darmstadt

    040414_acrh_darmstadt_0078 kramm64295 Darmstadt: 108 units, GFZ 0.36. Prof. Rüdiger Kramm and Axel Striegel, Darmstadt; low-energy construction - shared workshops, playhouse with self-organized childcare, barrier-free apartments on the ground floor, tenant gardens, individual apartment entrances. Completion: 1988



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    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



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    "1st passive house" Darmstadt-Kranichstein

    Photo: Holger Wolpensinger64289 Darmstadt-Kranichstein: "Passive House", Passive House IWU (Inst. for Living and Environment) Darmstadt; Prof. Bott/ Ridder/ Westermeyer, exact north-south orientation. Completion: 1991



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    Wohnsinn eG Darmstadt

    64289 Darmstadt-Kranichstein: K6 Wohnsinn eG: Passive house residential project. Completion: 2005



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    Low-energy house district Darmstadt-Kranichstein

    64289 Darmstadt-Kranichstein: Low-energy house district with partly more extensive ecological measures; various architects including Thomas Herzog. Completion: 1991



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    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



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    Residential yard Maintal-Hochstadt

    Streets_View63477 Maintal-Hochstadt: 29 WEs, architecture: Baufrösche (Kassel). Completion: 1993



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    Self-help project "Arminiusstrasse

    the-ii-view-street-163128 Dietzenbach-Steinberg: "Arminiusstrasse" Architecture: Baufrösche (Kassel), terraced houses in self-help with a high proportion of own work; experimental housing construction, 1984-88; 35 units



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    PlusEnergy Quarter Oberursel

    plusenergyquarter-oberursel61440 Oberursel3 new office buildings, 18 new residential buildings, GFZ: 1.06; The largest PlusEnergy quarter could have been built in Oberursel near Frankfurt with around 150 apartments and commercial use in 3 office buildings and 18 residential buildings as new buildings.



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    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.



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    Industrial yard "Arche

    1 General view60486 Frankfurt-Westbahnhof: "Arche", architects: Eble + Sambeth (Tübingen); developer: Karlsruher Versicherungen AG, socio-cultural centre, initiative house, commercial courtyard, bistro full-value café, natural air-conditioning system (greened glass house with water features), day-care centre, rainwater treatment for toilet flushing, etc.; precursor project of the Prisma commercial yard in Nuremberg. Until the end of 2012, the entire building was supplied with waste heat from the taz printing plant (via a gas heat pump).



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    Frankfurt Riedberg / Altkönigblick

    riedberg60439 Frankfurt Riedberg / AltkönigblickBuilding group Riedberg, 18 units, new construction of 9 semi-detached houses



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    Platensiedlung in Frankfurt-Ginnheim

    Frankfurt a.M. Ginnheim: The 342 existing apartments in the 19 three-storey row buildings will be renovated to improve energy efficiency (insulation and new windows) and two storeys will be added. A total of around 680 new, mainly smaller apartments are being created. 300 apartments are being built in 15 new buildings in so-called gate and bridge houses. Architecture: Stefan Forster (Frankfurt). Construction began in 2017. Completion of the storeys: End of 2019. Completion of the new buildings (post-densification): 2023.



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    Active townhouse in Frankfurt

    Photo: ABG FRANKFURT HOLDING

    60327 Frankfurt: Energy-plus building, BMUB-supported. 74 residential units and 2 commercial units, gross floor area: 11,700 m². The building itself generates the energy required by the residents for heating, ventilation, water heating, household, elevator and general electricity. The energy supply including electricity is included in the flat rate rent. Surpluses can be used by the residents for e-mobility. Completion: 2015



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    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.



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    Inclusion meets ecology" housing project in Soest

    59494 Soest: 29 units, legal form: cooperative and WEG, architecture: Oliver Marxen (Soest). Completion: 2016



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    Garden city "Seseke Aue

    kamen_sesekeaue_garden_town59192 Kamen: Joachim Eble architecture; 1995/96, 280 dwelling units, water design Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. a project of the IBA Emscher Park



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    Women planning and building for women

    59192 Bergkamen: 27 WE, "Women planning and building for women" Ebertstr. A project of the IBA Emscher Park



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    Heinrichstrasse" residential park in Hamm

    59077 Hamm: In the immediate vicinity of a central service area in the Pelkum district of Hammer, around 130 residential units have been built in ecological and at the same time cost-effective timber construction. To date (as of 12/2017), it is the largest timber housing estate in Germany. Completion: 1998



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    Realisation competition "The Healthy House" of the city of Hamm

    59075 Hamm: The realisation competition for "The Healthy House" in the city of Hamm was won by a North Rhine-Westphalian-Danish architects' association. For the realization of the winning design, the city of Hamm provided an approx. 9,500 m2 plot of land on Hohenhöveler Straße in Bockum-Hövel.



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    Industrial park "Öko-Zentrum NRW

    Hamm559073 HammEco-commercial park / Eco-centre NRW. Redevelopment of 50 ha of former industrial wasteland, including (eco) Obi DIY store, timber house manufacturer, training centre and start-up centre by HSS Planer und Architekten (Kassel), exhibition hall, etc.



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    Eco-settlement "Hoher Weg" in Hamm

    59075 Hamm: In the ecological building area "Hoher Weg" in Hamm-Heessen, 120 residential units were built on an area of approx. 3 ha in the 1990s. To date (as of 12/2017), it is the second largest timber housing estate in Germany and in NRW. Together with the timber housing estate "Heinrichstraße" in Hamm, it was the first major housing development in Hamm to be planned from the outset with primarily ecological aspects in mind and thus had a model function for the ecological orientation of future building areas in the Hamm urban area.



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    Ecological settlement "Dröscheder Feld

    ref_residential_pic158638 Iserlohn: Street: Oestricher Str. 39 to 57. Organisation and structuring of the project: Verein Wohnhof Iserlohn e.V., architecture: energy and environmentally friendly building, Leo Schwering. Approx. 55 persons in 17 flats and 2 offices as terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, grass roof, timber frame construction, parking space-free development (central parking spaces in front), innovative financing concept, legal form "association". 3rd prize at the timber construction award 2000 of the Märkischer Kreis.



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    Eco-settlement Koblenz-Asterstein

    56077 Koblenz-Asterstein: 19 units, eco-settlement in passive house and timber construction. Occupation: 2001



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    Blue Living Yard in Wiesbaden

    wiesbaden-councillors55252 Wiesbaden: 11 apartments in 8 residential buildings. Mixed construction. Completion: 1996



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    Petrisberg Trier

    DSC_309554296 Trier: Total area approx. 70 ha, residential area: approx. 25 ha, Science Park and University of Trier mainly in the area of the former barracks: approx. 23 ha, green and open spaces: approx. 20 ha. Private investment in residential construction approx. 200 million euros and approx. 150 million euros in commercial construction. Approx. 850 residential units*, completion: 2015



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    Trier Castelnau

    trier_castelnauii_position_plan54294 Trier-Feyen: Residential estate on a slope with approx. 24 plots. Urban design concept by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl and Joachim Eble Architektur as basis. Start of construction: 2017, completion: 2020



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    Group of houses "Olbeschhof" Trier

    54290 Trier: HousesDSC_2938group "Olbeschhof". Ten plots. Planning: Architects Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Freising and Dipl.-Ing. Ursula Freising, Trier. Project sponsor: Building owner group Gesellschaft für naturnahes Bauen und Leben. Completion: 1994



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    "On the Stones"

    on-the-stone53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler: Architekturwerkstatt Schmidt, Ökol. Building materials, water concept, own work, 9 dwelling units, construction period: 1986 - 90



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    St. Gereons-Hof Wachtberg

    stgereonshof53343 Wachtberg-Niederbachem: 11 houses with a living area between 130 and 170 sqm in timber and passive house construction. Architecture: Kay Künzel. Completion: 2004/2005



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    Multigenerational housing project Amaryllis eG

    53229 Bonn Vilich-Müldorf: 32 units, multi-generation residential project, number of parking spaces 0.5 PkWs/WE, completion: 2008



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    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



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    Model settlement for ecological construction

    53_Bonn_Tannenbusch_jpg53119 Bonn-Tannenbusch: Model settlement for ecological building and regenerative energies; planning: Joachim Eble Architektur, developer: ArchyNova, 90 units, cost-effective. The planning was not realized.



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    Ecological settlement Bonn Tannebusch

    Bonn-Tannebusch-01853119 Bonn-Tannenbusch: Pioneer settlement for ecological building. Architect: Mr. Schuster



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    Low-energy housing estate Bonn

    Bonn-Tannebusch-001531.. Bonn Tannenbusch: First low-energy housing estate of VEBOWAG (municipal housing company of the city of Bonn). Low-energy construction, solar thermal system, green roof, timber construction, conventional insulation with mineral wool. Architecture: Pilhatsch & Partner Bonn. Completion: ~2001



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    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



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    Ermekeilkarree Bonn

    DSC_0002In-Entstehung_gr100px_200dpi53115 Bonn: in Bonn's Südstadt, surrounded by residential buildingsThe historic buildings of the former Ermekeil barracks are located in the centre of the town, along with shops, cafés and restaurants. Size: 2 ½ hectares of land, 643 residential units in various forms of housing (design by the Reicher Haase office from Dortmund). The design envisages residential projects, joint building ventures and residential communities. The building structure and sequence of squares in the quarter is somewhat reminiscent of Florence. Start of construction: approx. 2021 at the earliest



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    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



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    Factor X settlement Inden-Seeviertel

    inden-sseviertel52459 Inden: The aim of the settlement development was to use valuable resources more efficiently by a factor of 2 when building and living. Raw materials and building constructions were selected according to their environmental consumption and long-term costs. Regional building materials, timeless architecture, durable and maintenance-friendly constructions were given priority. Completion: 2018



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    Factor X housing estate "Lützeler Hof

    52459 Inden-Altdorf: The municipality of Inden has designated a further Factor X housing estate with 50 plots in the development plan. Construction of the first houses can begin as early as April. Resource-efficient single-family homes, semi-detached houses or terraced houses based on the Factor X concept will be built. RWE Power is the land owner and developer. The development was completed in spring 2019.



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    Future quarter "Schophoven

    52459 Schophoven: in Schophoven, on the probable shore edge of the Indesee, a prototypical quarter will be created to serve as a model settlement. Here, work is being done on a structural realisation of the quarter and a transferability of the planning principles to other locations in the Rhenish mining area. Completion: ~2025



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    "Neue Höfe Dürwiß"

    logo-neue-hoefe-duerwissIn-Entstehung_gr100px_200dpi52249 Eschweiler-Dürwiß: Model settlement for resource-efficient construction. 60 plots on 3.7 ha of open space. The city of Eschweiler is developing a resource-efficient residential area together with RWE Power AG and the Aachen-based Kathy Beys Foundation. Single-family and multi-family houses, multi-generation houses, residential courtyards, etc. are to be built with a wide range of living space for families, residential communities, individualists, senior citizens, etc.



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    Factor X settlement "Vöckelsberg

    52249 Eschweiler: the municipality of Eschweiler has designated a second Factor X housing estate with 34 plots on 3.1 hectares in the development plan. Construction of the first houses can begin as early as April. Resource- and energy-efficient single-family houses will be built on around 30 plots and four multi-family houses will be built according to the Factor X concept. Further elements of sustainable urban development, such as extensively greened roofs and a central heat supply using wood pellets, are planned. RWE Power is the landowner and developer. The development was completed in spring 2019.



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    House-Heyden-Hof

    eco_settlement_house_heydenhof52134 Herzogenrath-Kohlscheid: at the same time as the building biology settlement "Sheep's Broth" in Tübingen, these two settlements are considered the first ecological settlements in Germany. Haus Heydenhof" is located in the direct vicinity of the "Old wind art„. Completion: 1985



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    Old wind art

    352134 Herzogenrath-Kohlscheid: Architecture: Birgit Siebenmorgen, one of the first "eco" housing estates in Germany, on average 150 m² living space, grass roofs, timber frame construction, sand-lime brick firewalls as bulkheads



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    Solar settlement Aachen-Laurensberg

    52072 Aachen-Laurensberg: "Solarsiedlung Teichstraße", 43 residential buildings in 27 terraced and 16 semi-detached houses, as well as two office buildings in passive house standard, on 2.5 hectares of land; partly wood pellet heating, 60 % coverage via solar thermal collectors, PV system or geothermal system. Completion: 2003



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    Aachen - Vaalser Strasse

    52062 Aachen: Common living for young and old, 27 flats, completion: 1996



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    Tree house settlement, Waldbröhl

    51545 Waldbröhl: the wooden house settlement on the Panarbora site has five tree houses, which are located at a height of up to seven metres. The tree-top apartments offer overnight accommodation with 6, 4, or 2 single beds. Overnight stays can be booked through the German Youth Hostel Association. Completion: 2015



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    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



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    New railway town Opladen

    Bahnstadt-Opladen-DSC_1751379 Leverkusen-Opladen: New development area of around 70 ha directly adjacent to Opladen railway station. Since 2008, the city of Leverkusen has been developing a new urban district with housing, education, work, shopping, green space and leisure on the former railway repair works. On the east side is an area of about 45 hectares, which has now been built on. Historic industrial buildings such as the boiler house, magazine and water tower have been preserved.



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    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



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    Cologne-Blumenberg eco-settlement

    cologne250827 Cologne-Blumenberg: Architect: Reimund Stewen, with passive solar use, natural building techniques (timber frame construction with 20% clay and 80% electricity infill), economical use of land, social diversity and cost savings through communal building, use of ecological building services, waste collection, recycling, installation of private gardens. Completion: 1989



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    Helios site

    Cologne-Ehrenfeld: approx. 4 ha area. Within the framework of a cooperative expert procedure, three planning offices developed an urban development plan in autumn 2013 as a basis for the further structural development of the area. The design by Ortner & Ortner from Cologne was selected as the winning design. The citizens wanted housing and culture instead of a shopping mall. The shopping mall was averted. Instead, the partly built-over and used, partly fallow area in the centre of Ehrenfeld is to be developed integratively. In addition to the Helios primary and comprehensive school (Groundbreaking was in Dec. 2019; both schools are expected to open for the school year 2023/2024 completed), a lively mix of housing, culture, commerce and retail is to be realized there. Completion: ~2024



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    Ford housing estate in Cologne

    Cologne-Niehl: Redevelopment and addition of 11 apartment blocks with rental apartments. 300 flats before refurbishment, 345 flats after refurbishment. Average 47 m² before refurbishment, approx. 55 m² after refurbishment. Architecture: ARCHPLAN Münster. Client: State development company (LEG Wohnen NRW). Completion: 2010



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    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



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    Building groups in the Clouth quarter

    Photo from 20.3.2017 by H. Wolpensinger50733 Cologne-Nippes: on the site of the former Clouth Gummiwerke with an area of 14.5 hectares, around 1,000 apartments will be built and space for 500 - 1,000 jobs will be created on approx. 25,000 m² of gross floor area.



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    Solar housing estate Erftstadt-Lechenich

    50374 Erftstadt: New construction, 2 developers, 53 units (32 units in detached and semi-detached houses; 21 units in multi-family houses (subsidized housing), building area: 5 ha. Completion: 2015



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    PlusEnergyHouse exhibition Cologne-Frechen

    fertighauswelt50226 Frechen (near Cologne): 25 PlusEnergy houses can be viewed in the "Prefabricated House World" exhibition. According to the German Prefabricated Building Association (BDF), it is "one of the most modern house exhibitions in Europe". Completion: 2011



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    Resource conservation settlement in Kaster

    50181 Bedburg Kaster: Around 150 residential units on 5.6 hectares are planned in the first resource conservation housing estate of the town of Bedburg and RWE Power. The conservation of natural resources is at the forefront of this project, which is being developed under the name "Factor X", already established in specialist circles. Further key data: 55,500 square metres of living space, around 110 building plots and an extension of the forest kindergarten are planned.



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    NRW Solar Settlement "Steinfurth-Borghorst

    0348565 Steinfurth-Borghorst: 42 units, project with solar local heating and seasonal storage (1st project of "50 Solar Housing Estates NRW"). Completion: 2000



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    Gartenhofsiedlung Weißenburg

    logo_muenster48143 Münster: Car-free NRW model housing estate "Gartenhofsiedlung Weißenburg", Europe-wide competition, car-reduced mobility concept with 0.2 parking spaces per dwelling, 189 dwellings on 3.8 ha site area. Completion: 2003, completion of 2nd construction phase (4 buildings with 51 flats): 2019



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    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



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    Küppersbusch residential park

    45879 Gelsenkirchen: 246 WE, architects: Szyszkowitz-Kowalski (Graz), collection and use of rainwater, resource-saving choice of materials and construction, completion: 1998



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    Solar settlement Gelsenkirchen

    45879 Gelsenkirchen-Biskmarck: 71 units, 1st solar housing estate in the Ruhr area and in the development programme "50 solar housing estates NRW", completion: 2001



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    Five "Freiheit Emscher" construction sites

    Between Essen and Bottrop, a total of 1700 ha area 5 new development areas with a total area of 150 ha, along the Emscher, which no longer stinks of sewage:
    https://freiheit-emscher.de/flaechen/



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    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



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    Siepenfeld" student housing complex in Bochum

    Bochum: 258 new residential spaces in passive house standard in timber hybrid construction. The buildings were constructed to the passive house standard and certified according to the criteria of the DGNB German Sustainable Building Council. The CO2-neutral building material wood also ensures a significantly improved ecological balance. Planning: ACMS Architektur GmbH, Wuppertal. Completion: 2019



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    Mont Cenis Academy in Herne

    Untitled-444649 Herne: This is not a housing estate, but the concept could equally be applied to housing. The Naturhuset apartment house by Bengt Warne in Stockholm was one of the first pioneering buildings to implement the house-in-house principle with a shell of glass. Also the Student dormitory ESA in Kaiserslautern is built like this. The project in Herne, however, is the most spectacular of its kind in this form.
    The building, designed in partnership by the German architectural firm HHS Planer & Architekten AG and the French architectural firm Jourda & Perraudin (Francoise Helene Jourda and Gilles Perraudin), is enclosed in a glass climate shell that creates a Mediterranean climate similar to that in Nice. This is on average 5 °C warmer than the outside temperature. Water features, earth channels and large gates prevent overheating in summer. The solar system in the roof, was the largest building-integrated system of its kind at the time. The supports inside are made of 56 spruce trunks. Completion: 1999



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    Simple and do it yourself

    44532_luenen_iba44532 Lünen-Brambauer: a project of the IBA Emscher Park, architect: Peter Hübner, 30 dwelling units, occupation 1998



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    Cooperative housing estate Börkhauser Feld, Solingen

    Solingen Börkhauser Field42699 Solingen: Cooperative housing development with approx. 350 units and centre development with technical centre. Spar- und Bauverein Solingen eG. Completion: 2008



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    Plus-Energie-FertighausWelt Wuppertal

    42279 Wuppertal: The exhibition with 19 show houses in the "Efficiency House Plus" building standard on the 18,000 square meter site is a model project of the prefabricated construction industry for the development of energy-efficient settlements, sponsored by the BBSR. All model houses are networked with each other and have a central storage battery so that energy can be generated, stored and distributed collectively. Completion: 2013



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    Student dormitory "Neue Burse" in Wuppertal

    The architects have created new, liveable living space from a building that was ready for demolition. Through the extension, the 629 individual residential units were adapted to a contemporary standard, in which the rooms were enlarged from 12 m² to 20 m² and equipped with their own bathroom and kitchen. In the course of the modernization, the old facade was removed. The new highly thermally insulated façade in timber construction was moved two metres outwards on its own foundations. Completion: 2003



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    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



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    Düsseldorf-Unterbach

    bb740627 Düsseldorf-Unterbach: Eco-settlement, architects: Bookhoff und Rentrop (Hannover), 30 flats, community house, community workshops, WW solar system, supply shaft accessible under the house rows, much own work, 750 Euro/m² living space + community facilities, occupation: 1988



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    Living with children - wmk3

    wmk3-logo40625 Düsseldorf-Gerresheim: the wmk assembly3 is located on the "Am Quellenbusch" site in the Düsseldorf district of Gerresheim. In the entire construction area, 800 residential units will be built. The completion of the 30 wmk3 apartments was in 2017.



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    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



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    Ecotope Heerdt

    1-viewbuilding_space_free_100-pix40549 Düsseldorf-Heerdt: 156 units, 60 permaculture tenant gardens, ecological centre for offers of eco-educational work for primary school classes and kindergartens.

    A further 20 - 30 single-family houses (linked to a geothermal heating project), a multi-storey residential building and a kindergarten are planned.



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    Solar housing estate at the Medienhafen

    harbour_building_night40219 Düsseldorf: Solar housing estate at the Medienhafen. 101 units, completion: 2009



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    Building Biology Settlement Friebertshausen

    fribertsh35075 Gladenbach-Friebertshausen: 19 houses, about 29 adults and 34 children. Approx. 18.000 m2 Property. Additional 22.000 m2 leased (playgrounds, orchards, ponds), construction period: 1987-90



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    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



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    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.



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    Eco-settlement "Frasenweg

    frasenweg-0134128 Kassel: Ecological settlement "Frasenweg", Hegger, Hegger-Luhnen, Prof. Gernot Minke, Kassel, 36 dwelling units, GFZ 0.7, loam and timber frame construction, consistent use of recyclable and energy-saving building materials, green roofs, mound houses, rainwater harvesting, conservatories



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    Student residence Vaakerstrasse Kassel

    34127 Kassel: Two buildings with 4 room flatshares each in loam and low-energy construction, transparent thermal insulation, high proportion of own work. Completion: 1995



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    Lower Neustadt Kassel

    34123 Kassel-Unterneustadt: Re-foundation of the Unterneustadt district. High building density with GFZ 2.0. Size: 29 buildings with a total of 87 WEs. Of which 73 are publicly subsidised and 65 WEs with a parking space number of 0.1 PkWs/WE. Completion: 2001



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    Ecological settlement Bielefeld-Waldquelle

    Cooperative building33649 Bielefeld-Quelle: 96 units, architect: Hans-Friedrich Bültmann, special features: all buildings are equipped with composting toilets and the highest composting toilet in Europe is located on the 5th floor. Further water measures: rainwater infiltration, own drinking water source; a reed sewage treatment plant was planned but could not be realised. Energy: BHKW, local heating network, internal cable TV, telephone distribution. Social: KiTa, craftsmen's yard, cooperative project. Economy: Development as a large plot, low-cost construction with partly much own work. Construction time: 1997



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