Creative Blocks 82, Hamburg , 2016
The public uses along Versmannstrasse and the pedestrian axis are decisive for the character of the urban planning location. They enliven the urban space and interact with it. The workshops located along the façade, the restaurant facing the waterside, and the bar attract visitors to the heart of the manufactory, a place with an impressive atmosphere for presentations and encounters. The inner courtyards and roof terraces are made accessible to the residents as private outdoor spaces. The visual connection of each apartment to the water and thus the orientation towards the south and the view was the main leitmotif for the organisational division of the buildings. The various buildings have clearly recognisable typologies: co-living with spacious and well-positioned meeting and circulation areas, common areas grouped on the ground floor and oriented towards the city as well as small apartments turned towards the harbour, subsidised residential units designed as a noise protection type with arcade access and robust, flexibly usable room-to-room principle, and condominiums with a generous façade structure and a flexible room layout.