A Fresh Interpretation of the Surrounding Buildings
The site of the JWS 2b building in the St. Gertrud quarter, not far from the historic city centre, offers a prime location with exceptional views to the river Wankenitz. Our design is a cubic form and a fresh interpretation of the surrounding buildings. Sloping, gabled roofs, a clear differentiation between ground and first floor and a limited selection of high quality materials underline the villa character of the building.
The ground floor facades, terrace, garage entrance (serviced by a vehicle lift) and garden walls are all united by a homogeneous brick texture. The upper two floors use a copper-clad, lightweight timber construction, enhancing sustainability. Private outdoor areas are clearly differentiated from open semi-public space such as the main entry and garden to the north of the site.
The building is completely committed to the principles of sustainability. By using optimized day-lighting, controlled ventilation and established technologies, environmental emissions and costs have been kept to a minimum.