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Shelter for the Homeless / RKW Architektur +

Shelter for the Homeless / RKW Architektur +

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  • Project Management:Tobias Bünemann, Silke Lange
  • Project Team:Thomas Zimmer, Anne van Loh
  • Projekt Management:Erkrath-Düsseldorf
  • Structural Analysis:R&P Ruffert Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
  • Fire Safety:BSCON Brandschutzconsult GmbH
  • Technical Building Systems:Ingenieurbüro Blasczok
  • Building Physics:Ingenieurbüro Blasczok
  • Landscape Architecture:Raitz von Frentz und Tilosen, Krefeld-Linn
  • Client:City of Essen
  • City:Essen
  • Country:Germany
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Text description provided by the architects. In Essen (Germany) the last two blocks of a homeless shelter were handed over to the users in 2018. The three clearly structured, parallel buildings characterised by exposed concrete and sky-blue glazed bricks are the result of an invitation to tender issued by the City of Essen.

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Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
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© Marcus Pietrek

What was sought were new buildings for a homeless shelter for 119 people, as well as office space for 2 social workers and 2 housing administrators. RKW Architektur + won the public tender with its modular concept. Despite or precisely because of the tight budget, the architects were able to deliver a complex of noticeable architectural quality.

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Address:Liebrechtstraße, 45277 Essen, Germany

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Cite: "Shelter for the Homeless / RKW Architektur +" 18 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/899620/shelter-for-the-homeless-rkw-architektur-plus> ISSN 0719-8884

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