0187 Zollstock housing, Cologne, DE
The residential area between Vorgebirgsstraße and Vorgebirgspark is determined by two conflicting urban models. On the west side of the strip the closed city with its hard separation between public and private space prevails, the east side of the strip is characterized by the open city of modernity with a more flowing space context. In the proposed design this spatial theme is consistently maintained with the objective to enhance the existing context of the neighbourhood to its maximum.
The newly proposed building is a typology of stacked townhouse accessed by a gallery, which consists of forty-one houses for families. This typology provides a real alternative for living in a detached house in an apartment building, which in Cologne can not be found. The building opens generously to Vorgebirgspark with a winter garden facade that at the same time reinforces the public character of the park. The facades facing the quiet residential courtyard will be mainly characterized by terraces and greenery.
0187 Zollstock housing
forty one houses, commercial space and parking garage
invited competition, first prize, in planning
Wohnungsgenossenschaft am Vorgebirgspark eg Köln