Lively perspectives and diverse utilisation concepts
The Gesellschaft für Wohnungsbau und Gewerbeansiedlung der Stadt Königsbrunn (GWG) has launched a cross-generational housing programme in view of the tense housing situation.
On the building site of the former Kolping vocational school on Föllstrasse in the north of Königsbrunn, numerous tasks were combined: optimal use of the site, its upgrading and integration into existing buildings. The planned gap filling allowed the continuation of the existing building structure in closed construction. Existing buildings were demolished, and the resulting exposed area, the "gap", became the building ground for an airy building block.
Dynamic façade as pergola: Social coexistence as an architectural everyday experience
While social housing construction is usually concerned with pressing issues such as the optimal use of building land or financing, one of the basic concerns was to reflect the idea of social cohesion in terms of urban development and makes it possible for the house community to experience it architecturally.
The central feature of the design is the façade and the rotated development of the staggered building parts. The façade thus forms a pergola, which is highly inviting in its dynamic, playful formal language. The alternation of closed and open balustrade passages as well as an elegant black enclosure of the entire building underline the lightness of the design. The twisted and interlocked portico panels create lively perspectives, far from any monotony.
The pergola with its extended zones and diverse furnishings invites active use, everyday life is brought to the pergola. Seating elements and benches, plant troughs, green areas and cut-outs, stowage space and storage facilities are loosely distributed directly in front of the front doors. Space for social togetherness, architecture in the service of people is the clearly readable and friendly message.
GWG der Stadt Königsbrunn mbh
2013 – 2018
GFA 4250 m²