Lübeck Housing First Prize Winning Proposal / Dissing+Weitling + WE Architecture + Topos

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Designed by Dissing & Weitling, WE Architecture and TOPOS landscape architects, the starting point of their design process was the contrast between the buildings along the avenue and the outlying ones. The new 20,000 m2 housing typologies range from the linear residential development on the Ratzeburg Avenue through town house villas with communities to row houses. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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The area along the Ratzeburg Avenue has a typical suburban scale and it´s characterized by its clear linear up to four storey construction next to the street as well as a small scale mostly two storey terraced and detached houses in the rear area. The compact building structures along the road keeps the noise from the traffic and the building structures gradually decrease in density towards the outlying area simultaneously increasing the green areas. The design follows the existing urban character and clear version of the street space developing it by adding square-like extensions and accentuated openings.

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A particular focus of the design lies in the clear differentiation of the public, semi-public and private spaces. The aim of our design was to determine the typology of existing as well as their development, which originated diverse hybrid types varying from the townhouse character to the suburban the small-scale typology. The result is a compact building structure that invite you to linger and visit their intimacy.

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Architects: WE Architecture + Dissing & Weitling + TOPOS landscape architects
Location: Lübeck, Germany
Assignment: Invited competition
Type: Housing
Client: Lübecker Bauverein eG
Size: 20,000 m2
Year: 2012
Status: 1st prize

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Lübeck Housing First Prize Winning Proposal / Dissing+Weitling + WE Architecture + Topos" 13 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=317136>