The three yards receive varying kinds of functions, offering differentiated possibilities for the residents. The selected structure should minimise conflicts between private and common use.
The tree yard is a quiet, recreational place. The remaining old trees create a contemplative atmosphere, encouraged from a supplemental watertable.
The accession/entrance yard is divided in a central grove for common use and shielded private front gardens. Canopied functional elements for parking bikes and storing equipment separate private from public areas, at the same time they serve as screens for the private zones. The outer edges of the clearly defined and framed areas are constructed as seatings, inside they are covered with varying materials. Rotundities in the facade mark the entrances of the buildings.
The main feature of the play yard is a band with epdm flooring, equipped with a slide, climbing gadgets, a trampoline and else. Accompanying benches, arranged in the light shade of serviceberries (Amelanchier) offer possibilities for resting and watching.
Verein für Volkswohnungen e.G.
bogevischs buero Hofmann Ritzer Architekten, Munich
Jörg Koopmann, München