With the new district "Steinberg leben. Unser Zuhause", Langen’s housing association is planning to create affordable housing. In an invited competition, schneider+schumacher’s design has been awarded 2nd Prize.
The three blocks are designed in such a way that they create a broader urban context, a piece of the city. The balustrades, staircases and the graduation of the three barrier-free accessible buildings establish a language and rhythm and so, together with the existing fabric, create an harmonious development overall. Great attention has also been paid to devising floor plans that specifically take account of the building’s orientation.
What impressed the jury was the way in which schneider+schumacher’s design managed to “create urban spaces with a variety of finely proportioned buildings that successfully merge into the surrounding urban fabric, and form a effective transition to the existing internal buildings.” The jury also praised the scheme’s “welcome differentiation in the type accommodation offered” and its “promising economic approach”.
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Technical details:Typology: Residential buildings
Procurement documentation: Competition
Client: Baugenossenschaft Langen eG
Project architect: Michael Schumacher, Christian Simons