Thanks to a consistent architectural concept, the residential and commercial buildings of the new Marina Quartier development stabilize the complex within its heterogeneous surroundings shaped by the industrial character of the former slaughterhouse, the historic old town and the Westhafen port.
The cornerstone of the new urban district intentionally establishes a link with the renovated sections of the former slaughterhouse, using them as inspiration without trying to compete. We kept the height of the structure to a minimum in response to the diverse urban surroundings. Each side of the building has a distinct appearance as a result, converging into a homogeneous, consistent whole thanks to the prominent grid pattern and the rigorous selection of materials. While the design incorporates solid structural components on the façades that face outwards and impact the urban character, the other more protected façades open across the entire length onto an inner courtyard. The use of light-colored bricks makes reference to the neighboring industrial buildings and underscores the structure’s sculptural quality.
Competition 2016, 2nd prize
Investor: S&P Stadtbau Projekt 5 GmbH
Gross floor area: 5990 m²
Gross volume: 17736 m³
Wagner, Alexandra (Lead)
Kuczynski, Maciej (Project Leader)
Landschaft + Design Henschel, Schnaittach (Landscape design)
Ing. Büro Gerhard Schmidt, Weidenberg (Fire proofing)
Schüßler-Plan, Düsseldorf (Structural design)
Gaal+Gaal, Herzogenaurach (Building services)
B.A.S.I.C., Bayreuth (Building physics)
Valerio Calavetta (Visualization)
Matthes Max Modellbau GmbH, Munich (Model making)