sound protection. The curved steel panels in front of the sound insulation windows are at the same time parts of the façade design. The special feature of the inner courtyard is its colonnade: a delicate exposed concrete colonnade in the centre of the ensemble follows the motif of an old cloister. The buildings have extensive green roofs with intensive vegetation in the terrace areas, which are mostly in use by inhabitants with dementia. Several inner courtyards connecting the building with each other give the ensemble its name.
The new building group provides residential units for the deaconesses as well as common spaces for the Evangelical Methodist community of Bethanien. Additionally a modern nursing home with 68 residential units for assisted living has been established as a part of the ensemble.
Superficie Lorda (mq)22440
ArchitettiTchoban Voss Architekten GmbH
Design TeamArchitect: Ekkehard Voss, Associated partner: Stefan Niemöller, Project manager: Christoph Niethammer, Beate Schonlau, Team: Annett Neitzel, Michael Both, Marion Mews, Daniel Schnettka
FotografiDaniel Sumesgutner, Axel Neubauer
Curriculum studio / partecipanteTchoban Voss Architekten, led by partners Sergei Tchoban (Berlin) and Ekkehard Voss (Hamburg, Dresden), currently have construction projects all over Germany and in Russia. The office plan, develop and build for both regional and international clients, in public and private sector. In addition to residential and business buildings, the architects focus on planning hotels, trade facilities, office complexes, leisure time facilities, schools, educational and social facilities, as well as reconstructions and revitalizations of historical monuments. Tchoban Voss Architekten have been providing all kinds of architectural services − from interior architecture to general planning − ever since we went into business.
Ekkehard Voss, born in Euskirchen, Germany studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen. Voss is leading partner of Tchoban Voss Architekten, managing the studios in Hamburg and Dresden.