The cubes

Merziger Straße, Düsseldorf, Germany


Residential building for students

Completion November 2018


  • Reversibility: floor layout can be used flexibly
  • Urban repair: bridging of a gap between buildings
  • Accessibility according to DIN 18040 II
  • Each apartment with balcony
  • Very good connection to local public transport


  • Use of district heating: reduction of primary energy
  • KfW efficiency house 40
  • Bicycle stands for each student


  • Interdisciplinary, transparent participation with everyone involved
  • Efficient use of the area
  • Cooperation with local specialist planners


4.500 m²

Design team

Marc Böhnke, Mario Reale, Nina Vegelahn


IDK Kleinjohann (structure), Ostrick Ingenieur Planungs GmbH (MEP), Ing.-Büro K. Leiermann (fire prevention), Mull&Partner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (geotechnical expert), Vermessung M-R-D Öffentlich bestellte Vermessungsingenieure (survey), rendertaxi GmbH (visualization)

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