|Area||11 000m2 BGF|
|Landscape Architects||grabner.huber.lipp Landschaftsarchitekten|
|Project Team||Peter Scheller, Patrick von Ridder, Michaela Burchard, Vanessa Salm, Max Schaucher, Irem Akgül, Pedro Hasse|
The courtyard is situated in a charming location, on a gentle slope, integrated into a precisely conceived spatial structure above the core city of Schweinfurt. The adjacent landscape spaces of the climate boulevard in the south, the fresh air paths in the east and west, and the so-called village square in the north form a high-quality, peaceful setting for the residential courtyard. The absence of car traffic in the new neighbourhood space creates a quiet neighbourhood and makes it possible for the neighbourhoods to open up and network with each other through the green spaces.
The design presented defines a simple yet differentiated structure of related yet different houses around a common yet open courtyard space. The fact that the courtyard is not built underneath makes it possible to create a dense, tree-lined interior to which the three houses relate.
The courtyard is also defined by the different heights of the buildings. The different references of the houses to the courtyard via open spaces or arcades as well as from the communal, partially open ground floor create diversity in the relationships between the zones. The design formulates a balanced relationship between security and community and an open perspective to the neighbourhoods and the southern landscape.
At the interface between the climate boulevard in the south and the village square in the north, the residential courtyard acts as a mediating element. Dynamic spatial sequences interweave inside and outside, lush green structures flow around the different zones of use. Flowering meadows and fruit orchards, framed by field copse structures, define the western section of the southern cultural landscape. The open transition from the private outdoor areas leads the residents to the community garden; gardening and experiencing nature become a matter of course.
The northern building block offers space for a small shop unit, for example, which is oriented towards the eastern, more urban part of the village square. To the east, facing the part of the tree-lined retention area, there are rooms for communal forms of work, e.g. a co-working space. Between the two units, residents enter the building via a spacious hall, the fletz. This space, which has no escape route requirements, is extended via a covered and sun-protected colonnade to a south-facing communal terrace. This creates a place of togetherness layered to the courtyard.
To the east and west, the ground floors are characterised by the "cabanas", which form a type of safekeeping, storage and working in the neighbourhood. In addition, close to the building entrances are the rooms for bicycles, prams and walking aids, as well as the sheds for rubbish.
In the southern part of the western building block there are flats that can be combined to form larger units for communal living. The flats face downhill, south towards the collective garden and the climate boulevard.
The three houses are accessed from the covered ground floor, next to the cabanas or from the village square via the Fletz, or in the southern part directly into the ground floor flats. The houses are organised as multi-storey buildings. Different flat sizes adjoin the staircases. A lively house with mixed-generation floors is created. The southern, IV-storey building block is designed as a pergola house and offers south-facing flats that function without a turntable ladder rescue system. The sizes of the flats can be varied via switchable rooms or merging of individual flats. All flats have an open space assigned to the flats. All flats have a corner orientation, are through-roofed or have an attractive south or south-west orientation.