A new urban development pearl.
This site is a challenge. A main traffic artery to the west, a railway line to the east. But the situation is nevertheless attractive – lying directly beside the Stadtpark and on the Barmbeker Stichkanal. The site referred to is the nearly 9.5 ha premises of the former railway goods station between Alte Wöhr and Hellbrookstraße, Saarlandstraße and the railway. Here, a new residential district is coming into being, dotted with commercial units.
The winning design by the Danish architect Carsten Lorenzen envisages some 500 dwelling units, executed in the form of terraced town houses and apartment blocks. Parallel to these, spaces are planned for businesses that will be built facing the railway and will thus protect the residential buildings from traffic noise.Not least thanks to our contribution, a total of 15 houses have been successfully realised, divided among three site areas. The up to five-storey residential blocks are arranged around two inner courtyards. The built-over area has two basement levels and offers sufficient space for the tenants’ cellars. The residential estate is supplemented by two underground garages with some 240 parking spaces.
The upper storeys are constructed in an economical brickwork style with reinforced concrete floors. The basement levels are executed as a jointless reinforced concrete construction. The buildings are founded on individual and strip foundations, and on piles in areas where the soil layers have poor load bearing characteristics.
“Living and working at the Stadtpark“ – a good example of the successful reanimation of urban development reserves.
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