HOFFMANN.SEIFERT.PARTNER RECEIVE RECOGNITION AT THE GERMAN BUILDERS PRICE 2011:
HOFFMANN.SEIFERT.PARTNER received on 10 January 2012, a recognition of the German developers in Essen prices.
From the vote of the jury: The original eight-story skeleton of the 1970s had blown up the urban situation in a prime location near the inner-city visually. After the end of this clinic use was even more apparent. The conversion into generous, family-friendly housing in the urban core was associated with a reduction of floors on five residential floors, on the one hand, produces an acceptable urban situation and on the other hand, a meaningful mature flat mixture, also with regard to the shaping of the private open spaces, resulted. These are divided into terraces on the upstream, covered parking facility, spacious balconies and roof terraces. The floor plans are varied and take advantage of the untreated support structure elegant. The architectural details are appropriate and implemented very carefully. Despite the sometimes strong color accents, the building is not pushing uncomfortably into the foreground. The project is denied, with its clear structure, its origin from the industrially manufactured building, despite the strong transformation is not. Although the shape of the building to the original building, because of the private open spaces, have become highly differentiated, is an extremely low transmission heat loss and a very low primary energy demand was met. The jury was of the opinion that this post deserves to successful urban living for families, a special recognition.