that each one has access to the exterior.
The landscape concept of Behnisch Architekten includes a green courtyard as a communal meeting point which is connected to the meadow landscape by means of a spacious external staircase. The succession of enclosed-open spaces which alternate with sheltered and more exposed spaces create a continuous landscaped space.
Designed with reticence, the façades towards the streets feature loggias, while the timber-clad façades looking out over the Altmühl exhibit a diverting and lively mix of projecting balconies and terraces. The mix deliberately reveals the different typologies within, so that the building’s exterior becomes an expression of the human scale. The prefabricated wooden frame construction of the façade presents a highly efficent possibility to reach the intended KfW 40 standard and, additionally, optimizes the living space through the integration of insulation on the construction plane.
ClienteLeopold Stiefel, represented by the MC-BAUINVEST GmbH
Superficie Lorda (mq)9680
ArchitettiBehnisch Architekten, München
Design TeamMaria Hirnsperger, Laura Baldelli, Timo Gigler, Jonathan Fahy, Magdalena Czolnowska
ConsulentiUlm Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Structural Engineer), Transsolar KlimaEngineering (Climate Engineer), Frey Donabauer Wich (MEP), Dipl.-Ing., M.Eng. Hans-Jürgen Ulrich (Building Physics), Fürbacher GmbH (Electrical), BrandschutzConsulting (Fire Protection)
FornitoriDachdeckerei Spindler (Roofer), Zimmerei Spindler (Façade), Kastenmüller-Mauss (Shell Construction)
Curriculum studio / partecipanteBehnisch Architekten was founded in 1989 and works out of three offices – Stuttgart, Munich, and Boston. These offices are directed by Stefan Behnisch and his partners Robert Hösle (Munich), Robert Matthew Noblett (Boston) as well as Stefan Rappold and Jörg Usinger (Stuttgart).
From the outset, the social dimension of architecture has been a fundamental aspect of the firm’s design philosophy. The search for innovative and sustainable solutions making optimum use of natural resources has produced a rich variety of buildings, each of which responds to specific user requirements and site conditions.
Among our recently realized signature projects are the Karl Miller Center at the Portland State University (2017) and the AGORA Pôle de recherche sur le cancer in Lausanne, Switzerland (2018).
Over the years the practice has established an international reputation as a firm that combines design excellence with advanced expertise in sustainability.