How can outrageous closeness become a productive added value of living?
The combination of patio houses with point blocks in several bands “floating” in the landscape creates new possibilities for urban spaces and frees subsidised housing from its passion to be merely a settlement.
Stadtwerk Lehen operates at the interface of architecture and urban planning. This “encounter” is consistently reflected in the programmatic structure of the overall project: subsidised housing is to be an urban quarter at the same time, the architecture of living is to form the new centre of a district. Residential construction as urban construction: this seemingly self-evident coupling has turned out to be the revolutionary element in the project. Architecture has made an essential contribution in this field of interdisciplinary efforts by provoking typologically unauthorized relationships between objects that can unfold quite different qualities in themselves without having to give up its contribution to the urban added value of the new quarter.