A family-friendly residential area will be built on the site of the former Theodor-Heuss-School in the City of Hilden, east of Dusseldorf. The area is surrounded by post-war residential buildings of different heights. The design of the new buildings, situated in a park-like green space, take up the urban design of its surrounding from the 1950’s, creating spatial continuity.
The proposed six multi-family buildings will have modular apartments with 2 to 5-rooms, 40 percent of which will be subsidized as social housing or rent-controlled. Staggered balconies, loggias and windows create projections and recesses in the facades made of coated brick. With their irregular, muddy surfaces, the facades naturally fit into their surroundings. Varied paths and alleys create spaces for community. For the buildings, no environmentally harmful styrofoam insulation will be used. A rainwater retention basin, green roofs and the use of heat pumps, solar thermal energy and photo-voltaics will make it a sustainable neighborhood.
Hilden, near Mettmann / Dusseldorf
10.500 m² o.i., approx.
108 residential units
work phase 1-9
1st prize open investor selection 2021
heat pumps, solar thermal energy, Photovoltaics, thermally insulated bricks, green roofs, rainwater retention basin