Bänsch Quintett

Construction management

evoreal Projektgesellschaft Nr. 4 mbH & Co. KG, Hamburg

Höhne Architekten, Berlin

approx. 10.000m²

Completion 2015

Award procedure:
Individual award

The Bänsch Quintett ensemble of new buildings in Berlin extends from Bänschstrasse across to Pettenkoferstrasse and ends at Dolziger Strasse. The project was developed by Evoreal Projektgesellschaft in cooperation with the Berlin office of Stephan Höhne Architekten. Waterbound Real Estate (WBRE) was commissioned to supervise and manage the project. On an area of 1,400 m², 5 residential buildings with 82 apartments were built in a construction period of 22 months. The high-quality equipped apartments have ceiling heights of up to 3.1 m and floor-to-ceiling windows. Generous, south-facing terraces, loggias and balconies underline the value of the residential complex.

The focus was on harmonious design around a generous garden area. The individual buildings enter into a dialogue with each other through their deliberate placement and blend into the context of the surroundings. At the same time, they manage to achieve a high degree of independence while stylistically relating to each other. The design of the facade is not least responsible for this. By means of ashlar structures and cornice bands, horizontal and vertical divisions were created in such a way that the individual houses fit into the streetscape, differentiate themselves from one another, and also constructively relate to one another.

After more than 67 years, the Bänsch Quintet closes a Berlin war scar and thus one of the last remaining gaps between buildings in Friedrichshain. It thus makes a noteworthy contribution to urban repair and block edge closure and helps with neighborhood healing and development in the popular Samariter-Kiez.