The new residential district lies at the end of the “Red Wall”, directly on Killesberg park and bordering the well-served neighbourhood of Killesberghöhe. The park is a fundamental element for the project which virtually enters into the new blocks. The intervention is characterized by three different types of building: a long and articulated building facing the street; four in-row isolated blocks, sheltered inside the park; and a junction building which facing the nearby church, tries to connect the new complex to the existing housings.
em architekten (D) - Architectural project
archiNOW (I) - Architectural project
The angular part of this complex is occupied by the student housing, by the nursery school and by a public square which faces the church. The area among the buildings turns into an important public space. A sinuous street rolls through the private gardens, and becomes a lively meeting place for the citizens and a playground for the children. This street links the new complex to the park and the new square close to the church. This east-west connection is cut by two north-south streets in order to guarantee a complete permeability of the area.