The kick-off for the residential quarter 'Green Village' in Berlin's Friedrichshain district is scheduled for early 2013. On a former garage compound at Rigaer Strasse 18/19 that extends over 6,492 m², Sanus AG plans to raise 142 condominiums with an aggregate residential floor area of around 12,300 m².
All things considered, the project will include in addition to the construction of seven connected buildings in the inner courtyard and a residential building to fill a gap the redevelopment of Rigaer Strasse 19 and the construction of an underground car park offering 86 parking spaces. The meandering bodies of the buildings will form two generous court yards opening toward the east and west.
The units will vary in size between 38 and 143 m². The majority of the apartments will be large and have up to five bedrooms, making them particularly attractive for families. The average price per m² is 3,300, which represents the mid-price segment. The estate's designated name 'Green Village' reflects the ambitious green standard it intends to meet in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. It is slated for completion by the end of 2014.
"Demand for housing concepts that satisfy both the urban lifestyle and the spirit of the times in regard to sustainability is particularly high in Friedrichshain," said Marc Wiese, Member of the Board of the Berlin-based Sanus AG. "In this sense, energy efficiency measures, from roof-top photovoltaic systems all the way to charging stations in the underground car park, ensure a positive economic and environmental footprint."
Landscaped courtyards, water-permeable walkways, and flat roofs with extensive rooftop vegetation, as well as state-of-the-art waste management, complement this project that is inspired by the idea of resource conservation.
Hans-Wilhelm Kleine, the architect in charge of the project, is committed to capturing the lifestyle of the trendy district in the very building structure. Within the framework of the overarching architectural language, each building is invested with bespoke structural and color concepts, bestowing an unmistakable identity on each townhouse. Large-format window panes and materials orient themselves moreover to the existing architecture of adjacent factory buildings on Liebigstrasse.
Source: Sanus AG