Raising the height of existing buildings to meet the rising demand for housing instead of constructing new buildings was the decision taken by one of the largest real estate companies in Germany. Rather than taking up additional land in the city, the client commissioned Rubner Objektbau to add a timber structure to raise the height of 10 existing buildings located in the largest city in the Ruhr region and the third largest in North Rhine-Westphalia. From an architectural point of view, these measures have helped to give a new face to this residential area situated between Umbreit Road and Immig Raod. The turnkey construction of the 20 new apartments did not disturb the residents and they were able to continue living in their apartments without disruption.
Client Deutsche Annington Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH, vertreten durch Vonovia Modernisierungs GmbH
Location Dortmund DE
Architecture Assmann GmbH
Construction time 79 days for timber structure assembly
General contractor Rubner Objektbau