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Masterplan Egginger Weg
Site: Ulm, Germany
Project Status: Competition, 2nd prize
Main Use: Residential
Plot Ratio: 1,0
Floors: III-IV
Number of Housing Units: 300

The new residential area at Egginger Weg in Ulm aims to provide an attractive living environment for a broad population. The quarter makes up an urban area of its own while being bound to its context by connecting paths and a similar scale. Green voids split up the site into three smaller neighbourhoods. The alternation of residential quarters and public green spaces ensures high living standards. The residential quarters are arranged around common green areas that form the heart of the neighbourhood and strongly connect the community. Multiple paths in east-west-direction open up into smaller green areas that stimulate gathering and communication.

The typologies proposed respond to the characteristics of the site as well as the multiple needs of a broad population. A huge variety of apartment sizes and typologies such as classic flats, maisonettes and loft apartments fulfil the needs of different inhabitants. The highest buildings are set parallel to the street in the North to stifle the noise. Access balconies and a functional zone of kitchens, bathrooms and storage rooms make up a buffer for the apartments that are solely oriented towards the South. In the South, lower buildings along the residential street complete the area as an entity. Here, maisonette-apartments allow for living similar to detached housing. They open towards the communal area in the North as well as the view to the South. Between the long buildings in the North and South that define the edges of the area, several multi-generation-houses were proposed. In these buildings, apartments of various sizes share a common space on each floor. Other stand-alone buildings have an open floor plan that allows individual living with vistas into various directions. All these different buildings form a neighbourhood bound together by the common areas in their centre that overlay in various green spaces.