Located on a narrow but long empty plot on Rostocker Strasse near the city centre of Neubrandenburg, in Germany’s Mecklenburg is the site for a new build three-storey proposal. Accommodating a bicycle shop on ground floor and four apartments above, our design offers a contemporary approach to infill the gap in the city block. It responds to the small scale urban context in proportion and massing whilst facade arrangement, internal spatial configuration and materials accentuate the contemporary nature of the scheme.
A Concrete Belt forming Circulation Spaces, Terraces and Planters
Neighbouring properties, primarily erected in the last century, are characterised by rendered facades with relatively small windows and clay-tiled sloped roofs. Our proposal introduces a pink sculptural concrete volume, emerging from the ground to the rear of the proposal and forming a belt that ties glazed ground and upper floors together. It also provides external spaces within the voids where materials are offset or floor plans do not align. These voids generate external circulation space as well as terraces and planters around which the living areas of 2 one bed apartments and 2 three bed maisonettes are arranged.
A full planning permission has recently been submitted and construction works are scheduled to commence later this year.