Dorschner Kahl Architekten in collaboration with Heine Mildner Architecken, both based in Germany, have created Andreasgärten, a complex for multi-generational living in the centre of Erfurt in Germany. The complex comprises three new three-storey timber buildings hosting 100 rental apartments, a therapy centre, and a chapel, together with an adapted former brick carriage house that serves as a kindergarten.
A communal semi-public garden with fruit trees and shrubs forms a courtyard between the new timber buildings. The apartments offer diverse layouts for families, couples, and individuals of all ages, featuring verandas as a link between private spaces with the semi-public courtyard. This provides a communication space between the buildings, while the dual orientation of the apartments creates a quieter private space facing the landscape.
The new buildings are constructed with a reinforced concrete core, ground-floor masonry, and upper-floor prefabricated cross-laminated timber walls and ceilings. Photo Philip Heckhausen. Dorschner Karl Architekten