- Höchst Neu Erleben
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direct commission, 2014 - 2018
Krieger + Schramm GmbH & Co. KG
service phases 1-5, u. construction, gross floor area 10455 sqm
project team: Daniel Brückmann, Jens Jakob Happ, Elvis Hot, Silvia Köllner, Silvia Santos, Matthias Scholz
The former Hoechst detention center, present on this very plot up until 2011, was completely isolated from its surroundings through high walls. Set near the Höchst old town quarter, the conversion area was predestined to match the pre-war, high-quality character of the borough; a development soon to be mirrored further on vacant plots of the Höchst clinics. The three- to five-storied new buildings are oriented on the existing block edge, enclosing a sheltered, lavishly planted garden yard. The vertical separations and structure of the facades, designed in rhythm with the plots, integrate the new buildings into the urban context. Distinct corner buildings with specific layouts emphasize the crossing of Hospitalstraße and Gerlachstraße.