Reuse of an area of a former factory for habitation
Client: Bauwens GmbH & Co. KG + Convalor Projektpartner GmbH
Landscape planning: RMP Stephan Lenzen
Completion 1st construction phase 2023
The popular district in the south of Cologne is being given a new urban accent. On the site of a disused factory close to the train station, a green and largely car-free residential area is being created. For the attractive site, centrally located between the green belt and the Rodenkirchen market square, JSWD first developed the urban planning basics.
In the first of three construction phases, 13 point- and bar-shaped buildings with 272 one- to five-room apartments, two commercial units and a children's daycare center surround a green center. This protected inner area with a large playground is also a meeting place for the residents of the neighborhood.
The light-colored buildings are structured floor by floor by corner balconies, accents in the plaster structure and staggered building heights.
Visulas: JSWD, Fotos: Bauwens, Site plan: RMPSL