HOHENLIND DISTRICT

With the Hohenlind District, the Caritas Stiftung has set out to create inexpensive living space with a high quality of living. The plan envisages 130 living units with between two and four rooms, which are distributed through twelve main buildings. The implementation study by Michels Architekturbüro for the design of the ensemble proposes a balanced blend of lively diversity, identity forming unity, and economic efficiency. The decision was made deliberately to forego any distinction in the outer appearance between privately and publicly financed buildings. The basic principle guiding the façade design runs through the whole district, to the benefit of a strong formation of identity.

While compact buildings with carefully devised floor plans ensure optimal use of space, the high degree of standardisation in construction details reduces planning and coordination costs. The combination of three types of building with staggered height development, together with an integrated concept of colour and materials, enable a design of the district that is both diverse and characteristic. Together with generous balconies and a differentiated concept of free space, a place of residence is created that offers special qualities at a cost that can be clearly calculated.

Through the use of unified building details, planning and construction costs can be kept low. This, together with the development of compact building units with efficient floor plans, enable a construction method that is both economical and high-value.
The basic principle guiding the façade design runs through the whole district, to the benefit of a strong formation of identity. At the same time, three types of building and an integrated colour and material concept provide a range of combining options.