Teichhaus Carree

Architecture, Conversion, Residential Buildings, Competitions,
  • Phases: 1 - 4
  • Planning time: 2019 - 2020
  • Realisierungswettbewerb, 1st Prize

The planned ensemble situated on an urban corner plot in Darmstadt is oriented on the proportionality of the surroundings and closes the current urban gap. Located centrally on the plot is a listed petrol station dating back to the 1950s that will be integrated in the new building complex. A new block is planned as a counterpart to the closed block of the tax office, that forms the starting point of the new building project. This comprises office use on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors. A glazed building corner enables an open view overlooking the centre of the plot. The planned individual building is based on the eaves height of the neighbouring retirement home and provides a fitting response to the scattered development on the opposite side of the road. Moreover the new building forms a perfect backdrop for the listed petrol station. A glass joint is creatively developed between old and new. In this way the petrol station is kept as a solitary unit on the one hand and is integrated in the ensemble on the other hand. An attractive open space is created toward Teichhausstraße by means of the open area around the petrol station and the open space that exists opposite. In addition spacious private open spaces are created on the side not facing the road that have an attractive border thanks to a green firewall.  


Project Management: Holger Grobe
Project Leader: Hannah Geskes
Team: Johannes Treibert, Marita Klein, Murat Yildiz