The clear form of this new housing development is a response to the diversity of the architecture and buildings in the vicinity. The perimeter block development is completely closed off by the L-shaped front building, while the inner courtyard is complemented by a garden building. The front building with its five storeys matches in height and width the existing buildings in the district and, with its gallery storey, which reaches into the inner courtyard as a penthouse storey, provides generously-sized free areas for the flats.
The four-storeyed rear building takes up the planned new building on the west side and the existing two-storeyed building to the east. The garden building has a positive effect on the arrangement of the adjacent stock. The depth of the building is also oriented on the existing material in the area. The positioning of the front and garden buildings creates an attractive courtyard situation, which can be used optimally for private shares of the garden.
The closed L-shaped perimeter block development follows the parcelling of the adjacent development typical for the area and is divided into three buildings – the Gabrielenstrasse block, the corner block and the Rupprechtstrasse block. This division is reflected both in the layouts and in the side-views and conveys a true-to-scale treatment of the size of the new development, which is not typical for the area. The three street façades are clearly divided into a base storey, three normal storeys and an attic storey. We consider a classical punctuated façade appropriate to this area, with its correct use of materials and differentiated design using light, mineral plaster and generous window openings. The individual buildings are distinguished by their different colours, the elaboration of their guardrails, and the accentuation by plaster frames.
In contrast to the existing buildings, the corner of the building at Rupprechtstrasse/Gabrielenstrasse plays a decisive role in the urban landscape in the sense of classical urban construction. Through its typical corner elevation, as found in classical housing development, the intersection fulfils its role in the cityscape, in contrast to the existing development. An additional structuring of the façade lengths is provided by superelevated shield walls, a motif common in the buildings of the area. In the rear building, modern design elements are used both for more openness and for more privacy. The horizontal accentuation of the storeys by a protruding band creates a modern façade image. Through the use of similar colours and materials, the front building and the garden building create a shared image, while emphasising the diversity and development in the district.
Area: Gross floor space above ground: ca. 10,200 m2
ca. 96 residential units
244 parking spaces
Date of Completion: 2021
Landau + Kindelbacher Architects Interior Designers