Schwedler-Carré 03

Frankfurt am Main

Apartments: 208
Floor area: 22,790 m2
Work phases: 1–4
Completion: 2021 (planned)

Project team: Karl Dudler Architekten: Julian Gerstner, Zhengxiao Wang, Kathrin Bösl; Ortner & Ortner Baukunst: Lars Riebschläger, Jan Conradi, Andreas Dortgolz, Katja Gockel, Christoph Höhne, Takuto Ihara, Kevin Karancsi, Johanna Noell; Stefan Forster Architekten: Julia Tamm, Ray Moritz, Newa Wanner
Client: ISARIA Objekt SchwedlerTrio GmbH

Schwedler-Carré 03 is the third and final phase in the construction of a new residential district in Frankfurt´s Ostend which began in 2017. Three architectural practices worked together on this project: Karl Dudler Architekten, Stefan Forster Architekten and Ortner & Ortner Baukunst developed the overall urban design concept which continues the design principles of the two previous phases of construction, incorporating differentiated outside areas and readily identifiable individual buildings. The three buildings in Schwedler-Carré 03, also jointly developed by the three practices, feature an irregular block edge on the southwest corner and an opening to the east towards Gref-Völsing-Strasse, in keeping with the idea of a small-scale communication routes through the residential complex. Together with the building opposite at Gref-Völsing-Strasse 4 the sixteen-storey residential high rise forms the new entrance to the development, facing south.

Adjacent to the high-rise, two much lower building volumes, each with seven storeys, complete the complex to the north, giving rise to a generously sized landscaped inner courtyard. On the west and east sides the overarching design principles for the new development are taken up in the distinctive clinker-brick base storeys and the façades horizontally articulated with bands of cornices. On the west side a projecting central section underlines the symmetry of the façade. Rounded balconies add emphasis to the corner of Ferdinand-Happ-Strasse. All the apartments have outside space in the form of private gardens on the ground floor and balconies or loggias for the upper storeys. Schwedler-Carré 03 provides 208 high-quality freehold apartments, which, in combination with the apartments built in the first two phases – funded by the council or independently financed – ensures a socially mixed housing development with a wide range of communal outside areas.

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