Quartier am Wald, Worpswede

project data

location:
Worpswede, Germany

category:
housing, health and day care

client:
TWG Triangel Worpswede GmbH and Quartier am Wald GmbH, Worpswede

status:
completion 2020

size:
GFA 11.305 sqm

In Worpswede, home to the most significant artists‘ colony in northern Germany, a new residential quarter has been built. In cooperation with the local investor, we developed a contemporary settlement concept as an alternative to the usual, uniform estates on the suburban periphery. Modern architecture and an urban planning concept that promotes a social and solidarity-based neighbourhood community for all ages were important tasks, as well as high demands on climate and environmental protection for sustainable building and living. Twenty semi-detached houses, six terraced houses, and five appartment buildings each with four units have been built, arranged in groups around communal courtyards. At core of the site, there is a community centre that houses an assisted living residence for senior citizens as well as a children’s day care centre. The estate‘s common design idea – striking shed and monopitch roofs and a uniform materiality with visible timber elements in the façade – lends an unmistakable identity that is both homogeneous and distinctive.

Photos: Rainer Taepper, Störmer Murphy and Partners