- Location:Hanover (DE)
- GBA:8.710 m²
HIL – Hilligenwöhren Residential Quarter, Hannover-Bothfeld
Quarter of life
Three pentagonal buildings are grouped around a heart-like inner square—a vital, vibrant residential quarter emerges! The urban design proposal is understood as a prototypical quarter-building block that contributes to a coherent built ensemble and creates a varied and livable urban space. Fit into the corners of a trapezoid-shaped site, the three independent built volumes with plain façades establish a distinctive identity, informed by a flexible residential typology so as to be also able to respond to changing requirements in the future. The exterior spaces of the estate in Hanover-Bothfeld are varied, with generous greenery, and encourage community use. In the spirit of social togetherness, the project is based on the House of Life concept, which provides for communities of up to 80 residents from different generations. Following this idea, the core of each building is a central atrium stairwell which accesses an average of 24 residential units.
A generously dimensioned sculpture modeled on the Gründerzeit staircase, it creates, due to its high amenity quality—daylighting, visual axes, green plants, and water—a site of lively interaction and encounter. Quite in keeping with the heterogeneity of its occupants, the Hilligenwöhren residential quarter presents itself as an energy-charged vital habitation which, with clearly structured and multifunctional interior spaces, facilitates various different forms of living.
Architecture: AllesWirdGut + laser architekten
Project Stages: 1–5
Client: Gundlach GmbH & Co. KG
Competition: June 2016 – 1st Prize
GFA: 8,710 m²
Team: Andreea Visan, Elmar Gurbanov, Felix Reiner, Georg Scherrer, Jan Schröder, Jessica Wannhoff, Kaan Ertaylan, Martin Brandt, Michael Haas, Moritz Held, Olaf Härtel, Sebastian Simon, Szymon Lapaj
Model building: mattweiss