“Wohnen im Hochbunker” (living in a tower bunker), Cologne-Nippes

Werkstattstraße 9, 50733 Cologne

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2004

Contemporary

Architekt Thomas Luczak

Hohr Immobilien GmbH

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“Wohnen im Hochbunker” (living in a tower bunker), Cologne-Nippes

This unusual project not only includes closing the above-mentioned gap toward the street but also the conversion of a tower bunker inside the block by creating 17 high-quality flats.
The bunker is almost at a right angle to the street and was completed by a narrow building forming the facade and the street entrance front. The perforated facade of the entrance front is broken up by cleverly designed glazed indentations and augmented by a half barrel roof.
The bunker’s concrete base itself was radically changed through multi-storey glazed openings and the structure those broken down into individually usable units.
The mostly one to two-storey lofts’ interior is characterised by white walls, oak parquet and stone tiles, i.e. a discreet elegance.
The high density notwithstanding, a single family home’s advantages are taken into account by gardens, large terraces, quadruples and a quiet and green inner courtyard.
The former foreign body’s conversion closed the urbanistic gap in an impressive fashion.

Award: Exemplary buildings in North Rhine – Westphalia 2005 (State of NRW/chamber of architects NRW) [Vorbildliche Bauten in Nordrhein-Westfalen 2005 (Land NRW/Architektenkammer NRW)]

Recognition: State of NRW’s housing innovation prize 2004 [Innovationspreis Wohnungsbau des Landes NRW 2004]

Awards:
NRW wohnt - Wohnen an ungewöhnlichen Orten 2008 (AKNW / MBV NRW), Auszeichnung
Deutscher Bauherrenpreis Modernisierung 2005, Preisträger
Innovationspreis Wohnungsbau 2004 (Land NRW), Anerkennung
Exemplary buildings in North Rhine – Westphalia 2005; Land NRW/chamber of architects NRW

Author: Editorial baukunst-nrw

 

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Architecture » Residential buildings » Multiple Housing

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