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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Sonnenhof in Jena, Germany by J. MAYER H. Architects

December 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

Sonnenhof consists of four new buildings with office and residential spaces. Located on a consolidated number of smaller lots in the historical center of Jena, Germany, the separate structures allow for free access through the grounds. Their placement on the outer edges of the plot defines a small-scale outdoor space congruent with the medieval city structure. Its outdoor facilities continue the building’s overall design concept past the edges of the lot. The planned incorporation of commerce, residence and office enables a small-sectioned and flexible pattern of use that also integrates itself conceptually into the surroundings.

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  • Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Name of Project: Sonnenhof
  • Location: Jena, Germany
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Christoph Emenlauer, Jens Seiffert, Max Reinhardt, Christian Pälmke
  • Client: Wohnungsgenossenschaft “Carl Zeiss” eG, Jena
  • Total Floor Area: approx. 10.000 m2

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  • Building Cost: approx. EUR 14.000.000,-
  • Project Start: 2008
  • Expected Completion: 2012
  • Project and Construction Management: Kappes Partner IPG, Berlin
  • Structural Fire Protection: Ingenieurbüro Dr. Krämer GmbH, Weimar
  • Building Services: Scholze Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Dresden
  • Consultant Building Physics: Ingenieurbüro Santer Bauphysik, Duisburg
  • Consultant Ventilation: Ingenieurbüro Rau, Heilbronn
  • Consultant Traffic Engineering: GRI Ingenieure,Berlin
  • Consultant Outside Facilities: Ingenieurbüro Abraham, Berlin
  • Lighting Engineers: Lichttransfer, Berlin
  • Model Making: Werk 5, Berlin


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Model 01

Model 02

1st Floor Plan


Ground Floor Plan

Section AA

Site Plan

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Categories: Mixed use, Offices, Residential

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