StrategyReduce / Reduce – Maintenance / Reuse / Reuse – Addition / Reuse – Renovation
CategoryExhibition – Venice 2012 / Projects
Die Vahr - Bremen - Germany
From its inception to its completion (1959–63), the majority of the more than 10,000 apartments in the Vahr housing development in Bremen have been owned without interruption by GEWOBA, a company which has pragmatically maintained the property for over fifty years.
An original pilot project for the conversion of an apartment block into duplex apartments proved too costly, and instead GEWOBA plans to introduce new, smaller buildings into the housing complex.
This should attract different income brackets and maintain the social mix that has characterized the estate from the start.