Floor Area: 10,675 m²
Work Phases: 1-9
Competition: 10/2009, 1st Prize
Project Team: Sandra Söhnel, Mira Sennrich, Eleanor Lucke, Wiebke Nolte
Client: Stadtbau Würzburg GmbH
This residential complex in the district of Zellerau in Würzburg replaces conventional 1950s tenement housing. Zellerau is part of the city´s urban development programme, “Die soziale Stadt” (The social city). Nine individual rectangular-plan buildings, each with 10 to 15 apartments, are offset against each other in this new complex. This arrangement enables both the preservation of the mature trees on site and the creation of a series of diverse green spaces, forming a park-like landscape that mediates between the differing structures of the surrounding urban development. The complex sets new standards in housing construction in Würzburg, in terms of its social mix of subsidised and independently financed rental and freehold apartments, its variety of ground plans for the apartments, all of them barrier-free in design, and the high quality of the outdoor spaces. In total 42 freehold, 50 rental and 12 social housing apartments were created here.