0123 Neue Vahr Housing, Bremen, DE
In 2011, Atelier Kempe Thill won the housing competition “living exceptionally” at the Undeloher Strasse site in the Neue Vahr district of Bremen, Germany. The competition was organized by GEWOBA Bremen, a firm specialized in social housing. The task of the competition was to offer—within the usual limited budgets of social housing—new and innovative strategies that would allow the realization of more attractive and affordable homes.
The Atelier Kempe Thill design proposed creating a compact and energy-efficient atrium housing block with very effective access. The flexible building structure would allow different sizes of apartments to be realized. In the proposal, family homes and single lofts with a variety of private outdoor spaces are stacked around a central access zone consisting of a collective hall 9 meters high and a courtyard above the hall. The project includes industrial building methods and a glass façade with big sliding windows.
0123 Neue Vahr Housing
forty apartments and parking garage
invited competition, first prize
Gewoba Aktiengesellschaft Wohnen und Bauen, Bremen