What is the translation of Harry Glück’s housing programme in a new quarter founded at the beginning of the 21st century?
The new residential quarter on the site of the former Coca-Cola grounds is based on the concept of the Biotope City, which envisages a strong integration of buildings and green space. Thereby, the typologies are graduated from large-scale multi-storey residential buildings to smaller and lower point blocks, which mediate to the stock of single-family houses. The project works on the last two point blocks, which, despite their difference, form a pair and frame the main access from the north.
The two buildings form an unequal pair at the end of the large urban development project of the Coca Cola grounds. They frame the secret entrance from the city and are intended to create a transition in height and scale to the small single-family houses in the north. In numerous model studies, the two buildings begin to characterise themselves as an ensemble: Instead of scaling top floors, generous steps are used, and the different building heights are integrated into a dialogue of recesses. The two houses are the same and different at the same time.