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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.

NAXOS BUILDING in Frankfurt, Germany by STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

 
June 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

In the middle of Frankfurt´s Nordend district, this new residential block was built to passive house standards on the site of a former Naxos-Union factory. Retaining and integrating the distinctive trees along Wingertstrasse was an important part of the design considerations: the comb-like structure of the complex on this side, with its broad area of green in front of the apartments, is a direct response to this situation. The private gardens of the ground-floor apartments are located in the five courtyards. The back of the complex is oriented towards the listed Naxoshalle, the last remaining relic from the site´s former industrial use. On the corner of Wingertstrasse and Wittelsbacherallee the block is finished off conventionally with a corner tower. The continuous clinker cladding on the ground floor strengthens the ensemble character and is also a reference to its urban context. All the dual-aspect apartments have large loggias to the front and to the rear. In total 69 freehold and 47 rental apartments were built here to the passive house standard.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

  • Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: NAXOS BUILDING
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Photography: Lisa Farkas
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Client: ABG Frankfurt Holding
  • Project team: Eleanor Lucke, Benjamin Metz, Peter Gallo, Manuel Rhöse, Andreas Wenger, Cristina Naranjo
  • Expert advisory procedure: 2008, 1st prize
  • Apartments: 116
  • Work phases: 1-8
  • Floor area: 15,000 m2
  • Completion: 12/2013

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

 Image Courtesy © STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Image Courtesy © STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

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Categories: ArchiCAD, Building, Residential

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