Thema: Mixed wood construction

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


04249 Leipzig-Knauthain: 665 WE, urban planning: Joachim Eble Architektur, decentralized settlement units; solar orientation (90% of the WE are SSW or SSO oriented) and integrated into the open space concept of so-called landscape chambers; resource-saving use of building land with minimized development effort in the area of residential development; ecological land use with high nature and open space quality on the compensation areas close to the settlement.

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

Ecological settlement "Clever Brise

23611 Bad Schwartau: sSeven terraced houses in timber frame construction with communal house and an office unit.Ecological and building biology materials, rainwater utilisation and combined heat and power plant. Completion: 1992

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.

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


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

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

Active townhouse in Frankfurt


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

Student dormitory as mound houses

1170599 Stuttgart-Hohenheim: Planning: H. Schmitges, N. Kaiser, G. Minke, 3-4 storeys, 158 flatshare rooms in 6 houses, ventilation heat recovery, wall radiation heating, occupation: 1983

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

Wooden passive house settlement Aalen

aalen-air_photo_200573430 AalenPassive house settlement. A settlement with 16 passive houses initiated by committed builders in the Aalen district of Nesslau, building area 1.6 ha, urban planning concept in cooperation with the group of builders from Planungsbüro ACT Ellwangen. Year of construction: 2004

Living and working

79_63_Nullabw79100 Freiburg-Vauban (project no. 3): zero wastewater house, passive house standard, 20 WEs, energy saving concept, biogas CHP, solar power system, alternative sanitation concept, completion: 1999

Residential yard "Brickyard

79249 Merzhausen: 20 units, architecture: Rolf Disch. Flexible, "organic" floor plans, social concept, family-friendly residential courtyard typologies, cost-effective, completion: 1980.

Wooden housing estate in Prinz Eugen Park

81927 Munich: Germany's largest contiguous timber housing estate with 566 apartments in timber or timber hybrid construction has been built in the Oberföhring district. Different building types up to 7-storey houses were built in timber construction. The approx. 30-hectare site of the former Prinz Eugen barracks is located in district 13 - Bogenhausen. The apartments were realized by building communities, cooperatives, municipal and independent developers, allowing a wide range of offers for a wide variety of housing needs: for rent and ownership, in different building types, for all household sizes and income groups and alternative forms of housing. Completion: 2020

Expo settlement "Sonnenfeld

89073 Ulm: Passive house development with various developers and architects, including Joachim Eble, LEG, Siedlungswerk Stuttgart, 110 units, row and double passive house types with primary energy values between 60 and 110 kWh (per sqm and year). Completion: 2000

TES-Energy-Facade for the Grüntenstraße in Augsburg

gruentenstr_rehabilitated_east86163 Augsburg: Refurbishment of a six-storey rental apartment building from the 1960s with prefabricated timber frame elements (TES-Energy-Facade). Refurbishment in occupied condition. 60 apartments, usable floor space 6,300 m², architect: lattkearchitekten (Augsburg), built: 2012

Gewerbehof "Prisma" Nuremberg

2-wintergarden-inside-290443 Nuremberg: Planning: Joachim Eble Architecture. Developer: Karlsruher Lebensversicherung AG. Exceptional colour design. "Urban oasis" in an intensively urbanized and sealed urban district. Natural air conditioning with water concept (Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl). Offices and commercial on the lower floors. One storey residential building and maisonette apartments on the ground floor with a total of 61 units. Partly in board stack construction, high building biology standard. Completion: 1997

Youth Hostel Windberg Monastery

94336 Windberg: 106 beds in 39 single, double and four-bed rooms, also 10 common rooms; wheelchair accessible. Solar architecture with TWD thermal insulation by Thomas Herzog. Completion: 1991

Ecological building area Unterneuses

underneuses-296250 Unterneuses, municipality of Ebensfeld (district of Lichtenfels): 9 dwelling units, planning in consideration of the goals of Agenda 21. Raab Baugesellschaft mbH & Co KG

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