18 modular housing units, DE


The new public housing building with its 18 modular units looks right at home in the urban landscape of the city of Göttingen, Germany.

This harmony is in large part thanks to the colour of the façade, which is reminiscent of the surrounding yellow brick buildings from the sixties, a typical hue used by architects in Lower Saxony in the last century.

In line with the client’s wishes, the timber construction technology made it possible for construction times to be significantly reduced; moreover, the modular construction scheme and the dry mounting of floors and large-scale wall elements additionally helped to optimise and reduce the construction work.


Project details

Contractor Städtische Wohnungsbau GmbH, Göttingen DE

Location Göttingen DE

Architecture Sergio Pascolo Architects, Venice IT

Building volume 4,275 m³

Construction time 6 months turnkey – 3 weeks for timber structure assembly

An "8.8x8.8" module corresponds to a housing unit with a gross area of 78 m² and a net living area of 68 m² with three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, and a bathroom.

To meet local fire protection standards, the building is also equipped with two exterior metal staircases.

The project was designed in accordance with German standards: F30 for fire protection, DIN 4109 for sound insulation, and the EnEV (Energy Saving Ordinance) 2014 for energy efficiency.

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