LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
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redefining the typical ‘row-house typology’ paris-based architecture firm LAN have completed the multi-unit housing development ‘neue hamburger terrassen’. after winning the international competition run by IBA hamburg, the wilhelmsburg neighborhood in hamburg was chosen. influenced by the local architectural heritage of the traditional ‘terrasse’, a type of worker housing, the new design offers an updated version. a total of four housing blocks were constructed in a u-shaped volume, creating a central courtyard that helps to increase its connection to the surrounding landscape.

 

 

LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
exterior perspective of the multi-unit housing development
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the overall master plan includes two public spaces that run through the site – integrating the street with its natural environment; a park, a brook and a pond. the project’s main idea was to combine the advantages of a ‘terrasse’ and ‘row-house’ and their innate homogeneity with the assertion of a sense of singularity. individual terraces border the internal courtyards with a a central green space that can be landscaped according to the residents’ preferences.

 

 

LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
the new design offers an updated version of traditional row-housing
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varying elevations help break the monotony of the four blocks, with the façade compositions dependent on their site placement. a challenge was the integration of cars into the master plan, especially in limiting their impact on the public spaces. scaling the width of the street to a minimum of 6m of the 13m between the buildings facing each other, meant that it forced traffic to slow down and gave more room for vegetation to be featured. individual parking spaces are placed within the corners of the buildings, helping them to discreetly blend into the landscaped public spaces.

 

‘the themes of the individual home, the car, the definition and prioritization of public and collective spaces, as well as environmental quality, have here been reinvented in order to produce a new, sustainable urban model.’  says the architects.

 

 

LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
covered car parking spaces are located at the edges of the housing blocks
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LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
the surrounding natural landscape consists of a park, a brook and a pond
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LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
the homogeneity of the units is broken by varying façcade compositions and individual landscaping
image © julien lanoo

 

 

LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
the u-shaped volume creates a middle courtyard space
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LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
interior perspective
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LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
view looking through to garden space beyond
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LAN redefines row-house typology in neue hamburger terrassen
a typical living room
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project info:

 

program: masterplan with 33 housing units
client: IBA hamburg 2013 (competition, master plan), neue hamburger terrassen gmbh (housing)
team: LAN umberto napolitano and benoit jallon, sebastian niemann (lead architect), vincent vaulot, peter balzer, remi carteron (competition).
franck boutté consultants (heq – competition), base (landscaping – competition), raissi bidard (competition), konerding architekten (architects associated for the building process), ingenieurbüro schreyer (bet structure, energy), rmp stephan lenzen (coordinating landscape architects)
site surface area: 1.2 hectares
net plan area (masterplan): appr. 11,000 m², or appr. 100 housing units
net plan area (architectural phase): 3,500 m²
construction budget: 5.7 million €, all taxes included, or 1,630 € /m² of net plan area (excluding outside developments)