Weimar, The 100

Weimar, The 100

New housing: 100 percent flexible, affordable and resource-efficient

Just around the corner from Georg Muche’s seminal ‘Haus am Horn’ from 1923 is the urban development area ‘Neues Bauen am Horn’. The Studierendenwerk Thüringen (the Thuringian Student Union) owns the last remaining plot on the site and is developing a new hall of residence for students together with the Stiftung Baukultur and the IBA Thüringen. In 2017, the Munich-based architects Almannai und Fischer won an international architectural competition organised to find original ideas for student housing. Their concept refrains from the typical anonymous repetition of small apartments, proposing instead a mix of spacious communal areas and small private spaces for the students’ personal use.

In October 2019, the Studierendenwerk Thüringen in cooperation with the IBA Thüringen organised a workshop to explore the current design and assess its model character. A scale model of the envisaged floor plan was built in scenographic form at a scale of 1 : 2 in the Eiermannbau in Apolda with a view to playfully analysing its qualities with the help of potential residents. The feedback gained will be incorporated into the continuing design of the project. The next phases will see the development of a set of general rules and evaluation parameters along with a new concept of ‘house rules’ for living together in such collaborative experimental buildings.

The innovative housing concept is to be completed by 2023, with the involvement of future residents, and aims to serve as a model for other student residences.

Dates 

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Location 
Carl-Alexander-Platz
Weimar 99425
Germany