The coffee is ready – the feeling of coming together, exchanging ideas with each other and a good neighbourhood – life in the community as a forward-looking vision.
The apartments, lit on both sides, are accessed via an open meeting zone along the façade facing the inner courtyard. Each apartment has a private open space and a semi-public open space that is always oriented towards the inner courtyard. This creates visual relationships between the balconies, as well as the landscaped courtyard, and it promotes communication between residents.
Air spaces and storage boxes along the development act as a buffer zone between public and private space.
On the first floor, the southern structure contains two shared apartments, a cluster apartment, and a wheelchair-accessible apartment. In the eastern structure, oriented towards the Mobility Hub, are the bicycle parking spaces and trash rooms – at the head of the building towards the village square is an upcycling station for bicycles.
Oriented towards the village square are the neighbourhood market and the salon. In addition to this, it contains “the red core” – a 4-story community tower with a community kitchen, laundry room and 3 multifunctional rooms that can be used as needed. For example, it could house a children’s playroom or a music room. Through its formulation, it gives the building a clear recognition value and is a link between the house community and the village square.
The facade design is an interplay of wood and recycled concrete, or reinforced concrete is used in the structurally necessary places.
On the roofs there are PV systems, which are used for the in-house production of green electricity – as a response to the energy transition. The PV systems, on the 3-story components, are mounted on a pergola, thus providing the residents with spacious roof terraces for communal activities. The external access also means that no roof penetration is necessary for the use of the roofs.
- TeamOliver Gerner
- Competition2. Price - 2022
- ClientStadt Schweinfurt
- BGF8.966 m²
- Landscape ArchitectureCarla Lo Landschaftsarchitektur, Wien
- VisualisationGERNER GERNER PLUS.