“Circular Economy in Wilhelmsburger Rathausviertel” is conceived as a pilot project for a new mixed-use residential quarter, centrally located on the IBA site in Hamburg. It is part of the EU-funded research project CIRCuIT, which is developing full-spectrum architectural and urban planning instruments for a fully regenerative, resource-efficient circular transformation of the construction sector.
Stefan Wulff, Managing Partner at OTTO WULFF on our project: "The winning design by Behnisch Architekten proves it in practice as part of the demanding workshop process: with the help of material-efficient strategies and circular constructions, resource consumption is minimized and the built environment becomes the material store of the future." Chief Building Director of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Franz-Josef Höing, was on site and praised the quality of the design: "The circular concept still needs to gain momentum in the construction industry. The project in Wilhelmsburg can be helpful and instructive in this respect. But despite all the discussion about construction and the use of materials, in the end it's all about good floor plans, attractive apartments that are affordable and attractive houses. The design by Behnisch Architekten achieves precisely this synthesis."
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