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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.

Oleanderweg in Halle-Neustadt, Germany by Stefan Forster Achitekten (designed using ArchiCAD)

March 21st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Stefan Forster Achitekten

This conversion of existing prefabricated building in Halle-Neustadt resulted from the city reconstruction for the International Architectural Exhibition (IBA) in 2010. Originally, 2 or 3 apartments per floor were arranged around 11 staircases.  By reducing the staircases to 6 and removing the associated corridors.  It has allowed for the extension and rearrangment of the apartments. Outdoor spaces have been formed by removing alternating sections of the 3rd and 4th floorplates, creating large outdoor terrace spaces.  On the floors below, wide, continious balconies provide quality outside spaces for the flats.

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  • Architects: Stefan Forster Achitekten
  • Project: Oleanderweg
  • Location: Oleanderweg 21-45, 06122 Halle – Neustadt, Germany
  • Function: Residential Building
  • Client:GWG Gesellschaft für Wohn- und Gewerbeimmobilien Halle-Neustadt mbH
  • Site Area: 5.673 m2
  • Gross floor area: 9.307m2
  • Total gross floor area above grade (m2, sq ft): 7.311m2
  • Total gross floor area below grade (underground) (m2, sq ft): 1.726 m2
  • Stories: 5 floors above ground
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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  • Dates: Workshop 1st prize 2003, building application 02/2008
  • Completion: 04/2010
  • Total Cost: about 7,7 Mio. Euro (with taxes)
  • Energy saving in advance: 58% ( now: The German Energy Savings Regulation  minus 30%)
  • Team: Charlotte Hepp, Cristina Naranjo, Axel Heß, Julia Goldschmidt
  • Structural engineer: Stroh & Ernst Beratende Ingenieure für Bauwesen VBI, Dresden / Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Building installations (heating, conditioning, sanitary): Ingenieurbüro für Energietechnik Dipl. Ing. Rittmeier, Dingelstädt, Germany

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  • Electrical planning: AIG Beraten & Planen, Leinefelde, Germany
  • Construction management & tender: Hartlep und Höch Ingenieure Planung und Bauleitung, Leinefelde, Germany
  • Fire protection consultant: IBB Ingenieurbüro Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gert Beilicke, Leipzig, Germany
  • Gauger: Dipl. Ing. Michael Hardwig, Öffentlich bestellter Vermessungsingieur, Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Landsacpe architects (city of Halle): Schwarzenberger & Weißenborn Landschaftsarchitektur, Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Construction management & tender: Deutsche Baumanagement , Rhonestraße 7,  60528 Frankfurt am Main
  • Structural engineer:Cischek Ingenieure, Tullastraße 19, 69126 Heidelberg
  • Photographs: Jean-Luc Valentin, Frankfurt/Main

Image Courtesy Jean-Luc Valentin

The ground floor accommodation comprises of 10 „Townhouses“ each with seperate entrances and private gardens providing approx 135m2 of accommodation over 2 floors.  The gardens are assigned directly to the homes and defined by a continous ground level plinth. From the previous 125 flats, a total 18 floor type plans provide 81 apartments.

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Urban living is the focal point of the studio´s activities. Together with developers and users a selection of apartments is drawn up that is as diversified as it is future-oriented and is based on high-quality „turn-of the century“ and Modernist templates, thereby producing residential accommodation that does not lose its value.

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fields of activity:

residential accomodation, conversion work, project development, general planning, consulting, concepts for shrinking processes


STEFAN FORSTER, architect (*1958)

1978-1984 architectural studies, Technische Universität Berlin
1985 DAAD scholarship, Venedig
1986 architecture office Langhof, Berlin
1986-1988 architecture office Kuhler, Mannheim
1988-1993 assistant professor, TH Darmstadt at the chair of house building
1989 foundation of Stefan Forster Architekten

Image Courtesy Jean-Luc Valentin

Image Courtesy Jean-Luc Valentin

Image Courtesy Jean-Luc Valentin

Image Courtesy Jean-Luc Valentin

Image Courtesy Jean-Luc Valentin

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