• competition urban design ecovillage
  • Hanover, Germany
  • Genossenschaft ecovillage
  • 5 ha, 40.000 m² GFA, 500 units
  • in progress, 2020
  • 2017-ECO
  • masterplan + building design
  • Lydia Oehlwein, Niklas Staack, Jakob Bohlen
  • studiomauer

  • 1st prize

ecovillage Hanover

With the development of the ecovillage in Hanover there is a great chance to make an important contribution to future-oriented urban development. Based on the cooperative values of equality, community, sustainability and diversity, approximately 500 apartments will be built by 2026. Sufficiency, timber construction, local energy and food production, community facilities and less cars characterizing the urban development and architecture. At the middle of the ecovillage is the vibrant center with a village square. The CYC-Hub forms the interface between the public and the cooperative and provides space for the energy center, workshops, component exchange, seminar rooms and the guest house. The center is framed by the commons, which ar the green heart of the ecovillage where water seeps away, food is produced and community is lived. The neighborhoods consist of clusters of different sizes containing a variety of building typologies, which gives room to various forms of housing. The democratic mix promotes a social mix and creates strong neighborhoods.

  • competition urban design ecovillage
  • Hanover, Germany
  • Genossenschaft ecovillage
  • 5 ha, 40.000 m² GFA, 500 units
  • in progress, 2020
  • 2017-ECO
  • masterplan + building design
  • Lydia Oehlwein, Niklas Staack, Jakob Bohlen
  • studiomauer

  • 1st prize
The commons as living green belt connecting neighborhoods and the center and are used for water management and gardening