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Competition apartment types Neue Stadt Wulfen (New Town of Wulfen)


Competition apartment types Neue Stadt Wulfen (New Town of Wulfen)

The construction of a colliery near the small village of Wulfen led to the development of the new town of Wulfen. The topography of the site is characterised by a slight gradient from north to south and two shallow hollows. The basis for a limited competition for the development of housing types was a development plan design by Fritz Eggeling, which essentially identified the main roads, the height development and the extent of the development. Around 125 residential units in low-rise and high-rise buildings were required, and the greatest possible mix of different household sizes and types was desired.

The design shows three types of terraced houses grouped around a shared shop centre with a kindergarten. The building types have in common a stepped structure with a distance between pillars from floor to floor, an internal concrete core with wet rooms and ancillary rooms, external steel pillars with freely suspended sun protection enclosures, a partially covered sun terrace for each flat with an inclined parapet as a privacy screen for the terrace below and the 'summit zone', which is designed as a studio building. The stepping of the buildings allows for dense development and the staggering of flats of different sizes. Residents should be able to identify with their building form in the anonymous urban space. The gross population density is 158 people/ha, the living space 250 people/ha.

Immo Boyken, „Entwurfscharakteristika im Werk von Egon Eiermann aus der Zeit nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg“ , Diss., Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät Architektur, Teil III, S. 239

Project-specific information

Project Competition apartment types Neue Stadt Wulfen (New Town of Wulfen)
Persons involved
  • Egon Eiermann, Architektur
Project period 1963-1964

Object-specific information

Typology Wohngebäude, residential structures

Site-specific information

Country Deutschland
City Dorsten (Wulfen)