The "Kleine Bremer Höhe" ensemble, a listed building, was completely refurbished and the attics were converted or extended in this context. In close cooperation and coordination with the Office for the Protection of Historical Monuments, sensitive solutions were developed for the four houses of the ensemble that are compatible with the preservation of historical monuments. A total of 87 apartments of various sizes are being created. Staircases and facades were restored to their historical condition in accordance with the preservation order. Within the apartments, the historic charm was played with and the existing materials were combined with modern elements. Within the attics, six spacious and modern loft apartments were created. Partially hidden behind the historic facade, roof terraces allow for egress and provide good ventilation and lighting for the living spaces. In house 01, the roof geometry was slightly changed. The roof truss, which is not from the period of construction, was renewed in line with the existing building, and the ridge was raised slightly to create more spacious living spaces inside. The roof truss of house 02, on the other hand, was not changed. Here, a new apartment was fitted in, taking into account the historical inventory. For House 03 and House 04, the contaminated monopitch roof was removed and the existing building was extended to include a staggered storey compatible with the preservation order. The additions had to remain invisible to viewers from the courtyard and streetscape. Therefore, the staggered floors were hidden behind the historic facade as an attic with a minimal formed plain post-and-beam facade construction.
Client: Christmann AG
Year: 2017- 2021
Size: 6500m² GFA
Ana Domenti, Marc Dufour-Feronce, Raimon Espasa, Lou Pelosoff, Andreas Reeg