of urban living - studio + competition technical university hannover
the planning area is situated in a residential quarter with mostly late
19th century 5-story houses close to the city center. the building structure
is dense, especially around the historically protected ring street.
the project divides into a 7-story corner building and a 5-story building
with a courtyard between. the arcades in the north are protected by a glass
slab, which connects the two buildings and closes the block structure. the
courtyard brings air and light to the darkest area of the property and functions
together with the community rooms on the ground floor level as the central
meeting and communication area. the upper levels contain the apartments
with kitchens, bathrooms and entries orientated to the north, whereas the
living areas and bedrooms with the connected balconies and terraces are
facing the south.