Stuttgart / Herrenberg, 18 May 2018: Instone Real Estate Development GmbH is planning a residential quarter with approximately 120 apartments and seven terraced houses in the town of Herrenberg in Baden Württemberg, Germany. The plans for the new neighbourhood on the former Leibfried site now stand. Tübingen-based architecture firm Hähnig Gemmeke Architekten won first place in the architecture competition that Instone Real Estate carried out with the town of Herrenberg as part of the upcoming development planning process. The apartments and terraced houses are geared towards a broad target group comprising families, singles and the elderly. A number of owner-occupied apartments and some of the rental apartments – a total of 20% – will be reserved for lower-income households as social housing. Construction is scheduled to begin in early summer 2019 and is likely to take approximately two years.
“We’ll be creating a very attractive residential quarter at Schwarzwaldstraße. The winning design stood out due to the excellent way in which it integrated the planned development into the existing environment, which will provide future residents with excellent quality of life,” said Bianca Reinhardt Weith, head of Instone’s Baden-Württemberg branch, at yesterday’s planning presentation.
The architects have suggested continuing the existing small-scale development with terraced houses along Schwarzwaldstraße in the southern part of the planning area. Larger buildings are envisaged further north towards the industrial area, at Zeppelinstraße. The jury awarded second place to the firm Steinhoff Hänel Architekten from Stuttgart. The agencies Unit 4 and asp Architekten, also based in Stuttgart, shared third place.
“We are delighted that the barren area in the north-west of Herrenberg’s historic old town will once again be filled with life. With Instone, we have found a collaboration partner who is not only constructing new housing in our town, but is also paying attention to the quality of the urban development and architecture, and helping us to achieve the social objectives in the town’s housing policy strategy,” said Tobias Meigel, First Mayor of Herrenberg.
A total of roughly 10,000 square metres of housing and commercial space are planned on the former business site, which spans 1.1 hectares. A balanced mix of terraced houses, single-floor apartments, penthouse apartments and garden apartments will create unique residences with a wide range of different floor plans. A central neighbourhood square and a playground for children bordering on a small woodland area will provide a place to retreat to and meet others, and will foster a spirit of community. The main way to reach the residential quarter will be via Max-Eyth-Straße, which will lead to the neighbourhood’s own separate underground car park. Access to the office building will be directly via Zeppelinstraße.
“The holistic neighbourhood concept is important to us,” said Reinhardt Weith emphatically. Modern exterior facades connecting the office building, townhouses and terraced houses, together with the car-free neighbourhood thoroughfare, will create a neighbourhood quality that will do justice to the project’s central Herrenberg location.
The winning design from the urban housing competition is currently being revised on the basis of the jury’s recommendations in close consultation with investors, the planning office and the municipal administration. Once the urban development concept has been completed, the design for the development plan will be drawn up on this basis.
Herrenberg has over 30,000 residents and is one of the growing medium-sized towns in the Stuttgart region. Its proximity to the capital of Baden-Württemberg and its numerous SMEs make Herrenberg an attractive place to live and work.
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