These residential high-rises present a concept that reimagines the future of urban living. As a prototype of modern city dwelling, their residential and communal spaces interconnect and their striking façades give the entire block a unique character.
Our objective was to develop a model for living in the city of the future. The building design optimizes the experience of the space and the quality of life for residents, while also creating a visual landmark.
It is particularly the protruding alcoves that make the design so distinctive. The alcove theme gives the building a three-dimensional shell with a highly sculptural aspect. For the residents, the living space expands from within and their view becomes a 180-degree cityscape without intruding on the neighbors. The result is an apartment block that makes the most of city living and the interior space.
The design of these residential high-rises offers an architectural rendering of the “sharing” economy: the roof terraces are open to all residents and the communal “Kitchen Lounges” provide space for entertaining outside the apartments. The public sphere is no longer relegated to the outside, but welcomed within the building’s four walls. The residential layout arranges the living space efficiently around a centrally located hub called the “cube” with the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room.
Competition 2008, 1st prize
Investor: LBBW Immobilien Capital GmbH
Gross floor area: 29470 m²
Gross volume: 104620 m³
Homm, Kai (Project Leader)
Liedgens, Robert (Project Leader)
Drees & Sommer GmbH (Project controlling)
bwp Burggraf + Reiminger Beratende Ingenieure GmbH, Munich (Structural design)
T.P.I. Trippe + Partner Ingenieurfesellschaft mbH (Building services)
PMI GmbH, Unterhaching (Soundproofing)
a + p Architekten, Munich (Fireproofing)
formstadt architekten + ingenieure (Visualisation
AIT-Award 2018, 3rd Prize