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The success of a project begins during the consultation.
Maximum precision

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Residences for Asylum Seekers Königsbrunn

Category: Residence for asylum seekers
Construction period: 4 months
 

The accommodation for refugees in the Augsburg district blazes a trail in terms of both timber construction and architecture. Consideration was also given to the potential after-use of the rapidly designed and constructed buildings.

Challenge:

The city authorities defined the framework for the project as follows: the residences should be constructed quickly and inexpensively, and designed in such a way that they do not become hotbeds of social unrest or future ghettos. Instead they should be attractive and in keeping with the style of the region, and, thanks to a modular design, allow the maximum possible range of after-uses.

Innovation:

This is where Gumpp & Maier GmbH comes into its own as a partner which, thanks to all the advantages timber construction has to offer, i.e. from extensive pre-fabrication to short construction periods and the use of indigenous renewable raw materials, can provide a viable solution to the problem of producing high quality buildings at an acceptable cost.

Solution:

The ensemble consists of eight two-storey timber-framed structures with one half unit designated for use by the property administration authority.

Outcome:

The arrangement of the individual buildings creates a setting akin to a small housing estate and is suggestive of a village scenario in a rural environment. The direct visual contact between the residential units provides the architectural basis for the emergence of a community.

Transfer:

The Königsbrunn project proves that speed, aesthetics and functionality are not necessarily irreconcilable. The new estate provides a suitable response in timber-construction to the urgent demand for decent housing for asylum seekers.

Project participants:

Architects
Wunderle + Partner, Neusäß – www.wunderle-partner.de

Structural engineering residences
Lieb Obermüller + Partner, München – www.lop.de

Structural engineering technology building
Geiger – Fischer, Augsburg – www.geiger-fischer.de

Landscape architecture
Brugger Landschaftsarchitekten, Aichach – www.brugger-landschaftsarchitekten.de