Living in a historic old town
The small town of Treuenbrietzen in the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark is rural. As a member of the working group “Towns with Historic Town Centres” of the State of Brandenburg, the streets and houses in the redevelopment area “historic old town” are listed.
Two residential buildings with a total of five residential units are being built on a large, elongated plot, one of which is a barrier-free flat on the ground floor. All residential units have private outdoor areas – the balconies and terraces face the communal garden.
The structures of the house on the street side and the garden house behind it adopt the cubature and components of the surrounding existing buildings as new buildings and thus fit into the existing village structure. Classic elements such as dormers, bay windows, the gable roof or the French windows are translated into contemporary architectural language. The axial arrangement of the different types of openings gives structure to the asymmetrical façade.
The energy-efficient building envelope consists of monolithic walls and windows with 3-pane glazing. Rainwater utilisation is made possible by a planned seepage trench. By involving the heritage protection authorities at an early stage, it was possible to ensure an undisturbed planning process in close cooperation. The facade, for example, was convincing with its various contrasting plaster fields, which refer to the colour palette found in the existing building.
In addition to the design, approval and implementation planning, the energy planning is carried out by bfl | Architekten.
Construction of two residential buildings with a total of 5 flats
Service phases 1-5: Arnaud Bauman
Cooperation: Jil Volkmar, Gonca Yilmaz, Tuan Anh Nguyen