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  • Prize
    Jury's Favorite in Architectural Design - Mixed-Use building
  • Company/Firm
    Gruppe GME Architekten BDA
  • Lead Designer
    Christian Buck, Henning Krohn
  • Architect
    Gruppe GME Architekten BDA
  • Photographer Credit
    Piet Niemann; Thilo Müller
  • Location
    Auf den Häfen 6, 28203 Bremen
  • Client
    Ulrike & Horst Dierking GbR
  • Project Date

The initial structural situation was a narrow corner plot in a exposed location with a remodeled and no longer suitable for renovation existing building. A special, communicative and creative solution had to be found for the predominant young and design oriented neighbourhood. This prominent urban intersection is now accentuated by the elevation of the structure. The sculptural building and the special façade design implements the modern interpretation of the Wilhelminian town-building idea of emphasising a corner situation through special architecture and ornamentation in a narrow inner-city context.
Although the house is rather small, it acts beyond its size measured in square meters as a clear statement of modern architecture. This is further underlined by its innovative usage concept. The first floors are used intensively as a think tank and community hub under the name Casino Futur. The “Salon” on the ground floor, with its optically public area, which is created by the large window strip, invites the residents of the district to a new communication and contributes with its events open for all to moreinteraction. The apartment fulfils the demand for contemporary urban living.

Our passion for architecture means translating the character of the place with its history and a new perspective for future into “living” spaces that give our current demand for a combination of construction, sustainability and economy a tangible face. We think living and working in an environment that radiates beauty, style and functionality will inevitably have a positive influence on the residents‘ sense of living, perception and behavier.
Since the foundation in 1971 we are a team now with 50 architects, designers, interior designers and civil engineers with offices in Achim and Bremen.

Other prizes
iF Design Award 23; Best Workspaces 23; 1. Preis der OLB-Stiftung für Architektur und Ingenieurbau