19 HÄUSER Mönchengladbach
Residential quarter development at the main station
Our project in the heart of Mönchengladbach is called “19 houses” but could also be called “four courtyards”. Located opposite the main railway station and adjacent to the popular Schillerviertel district, it is one of the city’s most important urban development measures and an essential component of the development strategy “mg+ Wachsende Stadt” (growing city Mönchengladbach plus). Here we contribute with our expertise in neighbourhood development to positively enhance the area around the station with retail, hotel and residential uses.
Based on a competition design by the Hamburg-based firm KBNK Architekten, the project comprises an 11,865-square-metre plot. Half of it consists of the former bus terminal, which is being designed in a new form by KBNK as well. The four courtyards offer space for a total of around 42,000 square metres of gross floor area and are arranged in an almost closed ring development – but always subdivided and each with a central passage. On the outside, varied façade materials and colours create a lively impression. A new piece of urbanity for Gladbach’s city centre.
- KBNK Architekten
- 11.865 m2
- Gross floor area
- 42.000 m2