• Direct commission expert survey for densivication of social housing estates
  • Monheim am Rhein, Germany
  • Monheim Municipality
  • 5ha
  • completed, 2016
  • 1555-MON
  • urban design
  • Markus Ruediger, Kristaps Kleinbergs

Open Neighbourhoods

The urban design creates an attractive living environment for young families and couples and gives new impulses to a large
social housing estate of the 1960’s. The existing open block structure is being continued but transformed into an open block structure with semi-private courtyards. Different housing typologies, for example ground related typologies or open floor plans add variation to the houisng supply. To ensure car free spaces, most of the parking is organized in underground parking garages, which are accessible from the edges of the area. Elevated courtyards create a safe environment for social interaction of families while maintaining visual and functional relations. Between the blocks, a sequence of squares enriches the existing public space and, together with the car free zone, contribute to a lively public space. The continuity of the existing building typology, the green strip and the tree rows create a strong link to the neighbouring areas.

  • Direct commission expert survey for densivication of social housing estates
  • Monheim am Rhein, Germany
  • Monheim Municipality
  • 5ha
  • completed, 2016
  • 1555-MON
  • urban design
  • Markus Ruediger, Kristaps Kleinbergs
bird eye view with different housing types and sequence of squares