Housing and senior citizen care homes, Aachen (GER)

Category :

Architecture competitions

Project :

New construction of three multi-family dwellings with underground parking and office and commercial premises

Client :

Stadt Aachen

Country :

Germany

Area :

gfa 8.080 m²

Planning period :

06/2016 - 09/2016

Award :

3rd prize


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project New construction of three multi-family dwellings with underground parking and office and commercial premises client Solarix SA (LUX) architecture complete planning phases WW+, Esch-sur-Alzette/Trier (LUX/GER) gfa 11.045 m² ufa 5.978 m² gv 38.321 m³ total area 5.900 m² net construction costs 11.900.000 total gross costs 16.000.000 start of planning 2004 realisation 08/2014 - 07/2017 competition 3rd prize

 

Concept
The land was previously used by a medium-sized steelwork company and has over the course of an
urban development conversion been redesigned into a new three-part mixed-use residential complex.
The front building is accessed from the road, the two rear buildings by a common courtyard. The fourstorey
linear buildings are aligned in a north/south parallel direction, allowing for optimal lighting in all
the rooms and terraces/loggias from east and west. A shared-use green courtyard as well as private
gardens, terraces, loggias and roof terraces give the outdoor grounds a generous and multifaceted
character.


Building distribution
There is a total of 48 apartments, 6 offices and 90 underground parking spaces as well as a commercial
surface area of 500m² with 16 allocated parking spaces.


Construction principle and materials
A traditional construction method featuring masonry, concrete ceilings, flat roof and a thermal insulation
façade has been used. By designing the ground floors to feature a colour-alternating slab façade and by
recessing the third floors, the first and second floors in each case join to form a white cube.


Energy concept
The apartments are classified as energy efficiency category B/B and are heated by a central gas
condensing boiler, supported by solar hot water. (in accordance with the building’s name SOLARIX)

 


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