Berlin - Pankow

Project Development
General planer and architect
ZRS Architekten with Bruno Röver
Structural Engineer
ZRS Ingenieure
Fire Protection
ZRS Architekten
Landscape Design
herrburg Landschaftsarchitekten
HDH Berlin
Energy Concept
IB Hausladen
Ziegert EverEstate GmbH | Render-Manufaktur

On a 23.000 sqm large site in the Berlin district Pankow-Französisch Buchholz, a climate conscious neighbourhood will be developed. A healthy living environment has been designed for residents with a focus on sustainable resources with a positive carbon footprint, and natural materials such as timber and clay. The constructions of all 80 houses are reversible and recyclable, and with a conscious decision to refrain from composite materials and construction methods.

The buildings are grouped together to form small courtyards, creating pockets of car-free public spaces for residents. Private cars, sharing vehicles and bicycles park along a newly constructed road. Every house has street/courtyard access and garden access, resulting in a second, green-filled, car-free path system for pedestrians and cyclists. Further, the houses are oriented around a fruit orchard with a self-built community house. It offers a public space that can be experienced as recreation area, village square and public garden where community-oriented facilities are developed to shape a liveable and dynamic society with rural qualities within urban density.

The building permit has been issued in October 2021.