Green center

Quellenbusch, Düsseldorf, Germany


Investor selection process, 2013

Competition organizers: Düsseldorf, Germany


  • Residential units are complemented by meeting points for social interactions (Quartercafé), local supply and a workshop for adapted work to form a lively quarter
  • 30% of the residential units are publicly subsidized housing
  • Private indoor spaces of public character
  • Publicly available green area: car-free quarter


  • Targeted use of non-hazardous materials
  • District heating: Minimization of the primary energy factor
  • Photovoltaic and solar thermal
  • Reduction of life cycle costs: low tech instead of high tech


  • Efficient rainwater management over a large proportion of unsealed area
  • Alignment of the building protects the interior from traffic noise
  • Efficient residential mix with high living space to the base area factor (0,79)
  • Connectable residential units with high reversibility of the housing mix


ca. 10.000 m²

Design team

Marc Böhnke, Mario Reale, Julian Konti, Hans Peter Lüngen, Christoph Nickel, Birthe Simon, Hanna Zwinge

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