Ctrl+Space has announced the winners of their Hamburg Hybrid Housing Competition, which prompted participants to design a mixed-use residential building in the St. Pauli neighbourhood of Hamburg, Germany. Entries were expected to reflect on the typology of the mixed-use building, exploring the set of relationships present with the city, the public, the time of day and the different programmatic areas. See the three winners after the break.
From the Jury: “This project was praised by the Jury as an interesting reinterpretation of the theme of the Agricultural City. The communitarian spaces revolve around the agricultural activities to fruitfully engage with the surrounding neighborhood. This project brings also into consideration the present proliferation of productive spaces in the city as well the importance of food independence as an activity related to the needs of shelter. Formally, the Geode theme allows a variation from the stern exterior face to the more diverse interior; from the outside the identification as a single building, from the interior an identification of the individual residential cells..The public space is comprised of a hard and soft arable topography which houses underneath all the Commercial facilities. All units have protruding greenhouses that apart from functional are able to introduce a phenomenological aspect with their shines and reflections.”
From the Jury: “Exceptional project that successfully responds to the conditions of the Intervention Site, with an easiness that humbles the complexity of the assignment. Constituted by the materialization of the two driving forces of the project: a horizontal block that touches the ground and hosts all the public functions and a vertical set of buildings which answer to the Residential requirements. In the meeting point of this stratified program resides a strong element of the proposal, a community terrace that provides an open playground for all the semi-public activities related to the health and wellness of the residents…a degree of sustainability is introduced by the question of energy production, all this exterior surface is used as solar collectors in an attempt to take benefit from the location and orientation of the building. An airy project, an elegant and innovative reflection on how to increase density in the city centre.”
From the Jury: “This proposal was commended by the Jury as a true embodiment of the spirit of the location of St. Pauli, a struggling, rebellious, unconventional neighborhood. The different elements that constitute the whole complex are reactive of the urban surroundings, whether in scale or configuration. The fragmented and heterogeneous approach is justified by the multitude of environments the projects wishes to generate, always confronting private life and public use….structure takes here an important presence, the exoskeleton enforces the unfinished quality of the space, apart from introducing a strong graphical appeal. Harnessing the qualities of its environment and gathering the essential ingredients of the city, this project constitutes a city within the city, permeable to the outside, providing a framework to urban activities, placemaking as a process and an underlining philosophy.”
Rhizome Architects (Hasan Agah Erkan, Berk Arinc and Zümra Okursoy) – “Who owns this city?”
Rasesh Doshi – Esso Hauser Redux
Luis O’connor Reina, Alkindi Aljawabra, Amr Al Qamary and Carlos Beghetti – Unnamed
Yuliya Puyuklidi, Valeriya Sidorenko and Iwan Schroeder – Behind the scenes
Jung Rok Lee and Jinseok Jang – Zwei Kleine Stadte
Piotr Roznowski and Jakub Wreczycki (Silesian University of Technology) – Curved Space
Afra Omidi Noubijari, George Kartsakas, Loukia Parpi and Andrea Antoniou – Dens(e)topia
See all of the awarded proposals here.