Work on the 224 apartments, green and outdoor spaces, and commercial units is planned for completion in 2020. As ‘waterside living’ – a very special feature in a city – has become the byword for the ‘klynge’ Daumstraße, the architects have made the view of the water the guiding principle of the apartments’ design. Accordingly, almost all of the apartments will have a view of the river Havel. The design will also feature car-free zones, playgrounds and a diverse architectural vocabulary – to name only a few examples. In the planning and construction, landscape and nature were taken into account.
Once occupied, the new area is intended to be a mixed-use neighbourhood – appealing to families, singles and older people. For living and working alike. The large selection of different types of apartments should allow for a diverse mix of occupants. Different materials are being used for construction – with sustainable building in mind, such as in the green roofs. The aim is for the occupants of the estate to encounter each other, and, in contrast to anonymous city living, the neighbourhood should develop a subtle yet tangible sense of identity.
The neighbourhood approach
Instead of merely focusing on individual apartments, we always consider the neighbourhood as a whole. It’s the area that makes a home worth living in – like in the ‘klynge’ Daumstraße.