• direct comission for an apartment complex
  • Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • City of Freiburg
  • 8.500m² GFA
  • Idea, 2017
  • 1545-PFF
  • building design
  • Elisa Korfage

Vauban turning loop

In the west of Vauban, a new start for the district is created.
Not only an urban accent is set here, but also 100 residential units are created, aswell as a youth center and in combination with a possible future city train stop a lively place arises.
The shape of the building is characterized by the turning loop of the tram. The terrace house fits into the turning loop so that the existing rails remain unchanged. The corresponding tower takes up the basic form of the terrace house, sets an urban accent by its height and completes the ensemble. The two buildings are connected by a community level, which offers the buildings a semi-private courtyard with plants and places to rest. In addition, the connecting level shields the noise of the tram and is at the same time the main access of the terrace house, so the rails does not have to be crossed to reach the apartments.

  • direct comission for an apartment complex
  • Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • City of Freiburg
  • 8.500m² GFA
  • Idea, 2017
  • 1545-PFF
  • building design
  • Elisa Korfage
bird's eye view from the east