|Project:||Academy Mont-Cenis Residential Development||
|Location:||Mont-Cenis-Straße 267 a-c
Prof. Schmitz Architekten GmbH | Architekt Prof. Peter Schmitz
Herner Gesellschaft für Wohnungsbau mbH
In many areas of the Ruhr region, coal mines served as functional and urban development focal points. When the Mont Cenis coal mine in Sodingen closed in 1978, a 25-hectare area of disused land became available. The revitalisation of this land began first with the building of the North Rhine-Westphalia interior ministry’s Mont Cenis Academy as part of the IBA Emscher Park. An award-winning building with one of the largest building-integrated solar facilities of the world, the academy provided an impetus for the creation of a new local district centre that includes a community park, high-density housing development and a new kindergarten. One of the last projects to be implemented in this centre was the residential and commercial building in the academy’s immediate vicinity.
|Copyright:||Route der Wohnkultur|