Ready to move in: the new 12-storey-high student residence in Hamburg’s central neighbourhood Münzviertel was built as a part of the steadily growing ensemble of five acute buildings. The triangular shape of these buildings is based on a competition winning urban design from 2001 by Meurer Architekten. Being in a close proximity to the main railway station and to numerous cultural spots of the city the new residential high-rise is an attractive domicile for its new inhabitants.
With its different façade shapes the all-site accessible building – a passive house construction – has a bright and vivid appearance. The cladding of the outward façade is dominated by a mixture of large-size fiber cement panels and white surfaces. Towards the inner courtyard the design of the both façade parts is emphasized by continuous balcony lines in two different shapes: with white glass balustrade and post railings.
On the opposite site of the building this balcony is gracefully cited in the internal angle. Partly the ground floor has a dark fibre cement surface.
The new building provides 341 one-room-apartments and 12 two-room-apartments. As a rule the apartments are equipped with a kitchen, a shower room and a balcony, furthermore they are furnished with a bed, a table, a wardrobe or a shelf and a pantry-kitchen. Additional space for a laundry room and a copy centre is provided in the ground floor; in the attic floor a fitness space could be integrated. The attic and the basement are common areas. The part of the ground floor, which is reserved for a café and a kiosk, is emphasized by a wide glass front.