Thema: Model settlement

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

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

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

Lok.West" quarter with power-to-gas technology in Esslingen

In-Entstehung_gr100px_200dpi73728 Esslingen Neue Weststadt: A "showcase quarter" with 600 apartments, office and commercial space as well as a new building for the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is being built on 12 hectares. The total investment volume is around 190 million euros. 30 percent of the quarter's use is intended for commercial purposes. Construction of individual building blocks already started in 2016 and will continue until around 2022. Planned completion: 2022

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

IBA Block 6

panorama_pp_kl10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg: "International Building Exhibition", 106 WEs, completion 1987 / optimization and redesign 2006, grey water recycling plant for 250 tenants, saving 3 million litres of fresh water annually.

IBA Block 103

10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg: International Building Exhibition Berlin "Block 103". Redevelopment: 1991

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

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.

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

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.

Life Garden Steyerberg

dscn1246_cs31595 Steyerberg: the Lebensgarten Steyerberg e. V. is a settlement community with 62 terraced houses, which was founded in 1984 and which is characterized by the spiritual Findhorn Community in Scotland. The settlement community is united by the desire to live in harmony with each other and with the surrounding nature. Not far from Hanover, it was an Expo 2000 project.

Ecovillage Sieben Linden

In-Entstehung_gr100px_200dpi38489 Beetzendorf-Poppau: Here a new village for 300 inhabitants has been built since 1997. With currently 150 residents (approx. 60 units), a new self-sufficient village has been built since 1997, which enables people to live a sustainable lifestyle. There are 8 residential buildings plus the Regiohaus/Seminarzentrum, built in low-energy to passive house standards, in Sieben Linden (as of 10/2016). A straw-built guest house with 15 guest rooms is to be built in 2017/18.

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

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

Building Biology Settlement "Schafbrühl

372074 Tübingen: with 111 apartments, it is the first large ecological settlement in Germany, GFZ 0.9, open space design according to H. Kügelhaus, building biology, wooden ceilings, natural food shop, naturopathy practice, social housing, planning team: Eble, Sambeth, Oed, Häfele, the first large ecological settlement in Europe. Since 2018, the pioneer settlement is a listed building. Completion: 1985


75438 Knittlingen (near Pforzheim): 100 houses. Collection of the black water via vacuum toilets (5 - 10 times less water content per flushing process) and the shredded kitchen waste (organic waste bin not applicable), which is then converted into biogas. The waste water is treated and is available again as germ-free care water that meets the requirements of the drinking water ordinance. DEUS 21 was awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize in 2007. The plant has been in operation since around 2004 and is a project of the Fraunhofer Institute IGB, Stuttgart and the FhG ISI Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe.

Quartier Zukunft - Reallabor Karlsruhe Oststadt

The Contact Point of the KIT Project "Quartier Zukunft" in the Oststadt of KarlsruheIn-Entstehung_gr100px_200dpi76131 Karlsruhe-Oststadt: In Karlsruhe, the "Quartier Zukunft" real laboratory has been under construction since 2013, where the city life of the future is being tested and developed. The city of the future has largely been built in Europe. This means that the great task of sustainable urban development lies in the transformation of the existing.

Living in wooden construction

82140 Olching: Project of the Bavarian model project "Living in timber construction", two-storey complex with 27 apartments. Compact construction, which - despite the relatively dense arrangement of the buildings to each other - allows well usable private garden areas for the residents. Completion: 1997(?)

Eichenau residential area

82223 Eichenau: 96 flats, "Wohnmodelle Bayern", low-energy standard, common heating system, roof drainage via an infiltration system. Completion: 2003

Wooden housing estate Ingolstadt

1st construction phase by bogevischs buero architekten & stadtplaner gmbh. Photo: Julia Knop, Hamburg

85049 Ingolstadt: With 116 units in timber construction out of a total of 142 units, this is one of the larger timber housing estates in Germany. It was realised in three construction phases, with 81 units by bogevischs buero architekten & stadtplaner gmbh, Munich; as well as 35 by Behnisch Architekten, Stgt. and 26 units by Brand Architekten, Ingolstadt (in mineral construction); client: St. Gundekar-Werk Wohnungs- und Städtebaugesellschaft mbH, Schwabach. Completion: 2011

Moor meadow settlement Kiel-Hassee

24113 Kiel-Hassee: Werkgemeinschaft für Architektur und Städtebau (Heidrun Buhse, H.Schulze, a.o.), 21 dwelling units, reed sewage treatment plant, compost toilets, BHKW with local heating network, planning by architects, cooperative, participation, community house, kindergarten, architectural office, organic building form. Completion: 1992


30539 Hanover-Kronsberg: Reduction of energy consumption through low-energy construction, electricity saving and the use of CHP units. As sub-projects, a passive house settlement (see "Settlement Lummerland") and a solar settlement with solar local heating and seasonal storage were realised. Intensive green space design. Rainwater is drained into the trough-filtration system. Completion: 2000

Model project "Berliner Strasse 88

14169 Berlin-Zehlendorf: "Social multi-storey housing": 171 WEs, rainwater concept, low-energy construction (1982!), low-temperature heating via return flow of the district heating network, completion: 1992