Tchoban Voss Architekten recently completed a project in one of Dresden’s best-known neighbourhoods: a new building with 199 student residences, two shops on the ground floor and a parking garage. The building evokes the atmosphere of Paris with its elegantly contrasting colours, but fits harmoniously into its surroundings. The new volume looks like the ideal way of completing the urban fabric between Holzhofgasse and Bautzener Straße, and the building looks as if it has been a part of the neighbourhood “forever”. The architects maintained the alignment and proportions of the existing buildings, while using a vocabulary that preserves continuity with them in the new construction.
The building, a compact block five floors high with an inner courtyard, has a rusticated base that adds to the building’s overall robustness. The façades on the upper levels are characterised by the severe division of the slightly sunken windows, with a slight difference on the façade facing onto the square. The building contains 199 studio flats, each with its own open kitchen and private bathroom, and the simple furnishings reflect the building’s character while permitting easy individual customisation. The shops are contained in the ground floor on the side facing the street, while the inner courtyard is landscaped with greenery to ensure good quality of life for residents. The construction is crowned with a grey tiled roof, concealing a panoramic terrace furnished as a public space where students can meet and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Design: Tchoban Voss Architekten www.tchobanvoss.de
Architect: Jörg Rudloff
Project heads: Jörg Rudloff, Christoph Schröter, Frank Buken
Team: Christoph Schröter, Romy Kanitz, Harald Gatter, Matthias Korntheuer, Christina Ebisch
Location: Dresden, Germany
Photos: Michael Moser