We are very pleased to inform you that the Build4People exhibition “Green Buildings and Sustainable Neighbourhoods” has been enriched by another poster introducing a good practice example of a sustainable building, the We-House Baakenhafen project in Hamburg’s Hafencity, Germany.
Build4People team member Eble Messerschmidt Partner (Work Package#3 “Sustainable Neighbourhoods”) has won a prestigious competition with an outstanding sustainable design of this building.
We-House Baakenhafen features an 8-storey high building with a hybrid massive timber construction system and blue green concept promoting biodiversity and urban comfort with green facades.
Furthermore, the innovative material flow system for water management incl. grey water recycling and biomass management with an in-house production of the very fertile Terra Preta soil makes am major contribution to a circular economy.
The facades integrate two approaches: PV panels to the south integrated with greening on carbonised timber cladding to the other directions. The edible forest garden and the rooftop green house will produce vegetables and fruits for the residents and the restaurant in the ground floor. The co-housing concept includes a variety of residential housing types as well as community facilities and co-working spaces.
Translation into Khmer language of the Build4People exhibition has been made possible through the main local project management partner of the Build4People project, the Cambodian Institute of Urban Studies (CIUS) led by Dr Tep Makathy.