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Ratzeburg Avenue Housing, Lübeck, Germany

Wednesday 23 Jan 2013

Range of typologies in winning design

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Dissing+Weitling, WE Architecture and TOPOS landscape architects win 20,000 sq m phased residential scheme in Lübeck 

The area along the Ratzeburg Avenue has a typical suburban scale and is characterised by its clear linear up to four-storey construction along the street, as well as smaller scale constructions - mostly detached two-storey terraced houses in the rear area.

The starting point of the design process for Dissing & Weitling + WE Architecture + TOPOS landscape architects was the contrast between the buildings along the avenue and the outlying ones. 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 while the green areas increase.

The design follows the existing urban character and clear version of the street space by developing it with the adding of square-like extensions and accentuated openings. The new housing typologies range from the linear residential development on the Ratzeburg Avenue through town house villas with communities to row houses.

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

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