Following the second phase of an invited competition held in 2015 to redevelop the “Lincoln Estate”, an inner city site in Darmstadt, schneider+schumacher received third prize.
The brief for the site – formerly occupied by the US military – called for the creation of a socially mixed, multi-generation neighbourhood. For this competition schneider+schumacher designed a building typology that could be applied across the entire site.
A key element of this typology is groups of trees that differ from row to row, giving the site a spatial clarity and encouraging various forms of neighbourly interaction. The area in front of the houses thus becomes a communicative space that residents can appropriate for their own needs.
In addition, the three existing buildings are extended upwards and structurally altered so as to act as a focus for the entire district. The scheme also includes a single residential block placed at the end of each row so as to embrace the space between the individual rows of housing.
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Technical details:Service phases (HOAI): 1
Procurement documentation: Competition
Client: bauverein AG
Project architect: Till Schneider, Joachim Wendt
Project manager: Gordan Dubokovic
Team: Claudia Falconi, Marina Jostina
Gross floor area: 12.634m²
Structural Engineering: osd - office for structural design
Grounds: GTL, Kassel