The green oasis ​By Viktoria Eichmann​​

The green oasis

​​By Viktoria Eichmann​​


The green oasis on the roof

At the Brunnestraße in Berlin a home above a dwelling house will be constructed. Flats will originate for families enough burst and privacy offer.

To guarentee the lastingness a wooden frame construction was chosen. Moreover it is very light, the system Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) was selected.

Nevertheless, the lastingness does not stop by the construction, there is given to the inhabitants the chance to cultivate their vegetables and fruit independently. Because this is difficult in metropolisis, the balustrades of the roof garden can be planted.

Because of the two big roof gardens, with a lot of place for planting, there will be created a green oasis, in the Berlin city centre. In two outsides aluminium grids are appropriated for the view protection and solar protection, these can be used as an entwine for plants. The terraces are aimed to the southwest side to create ideal conditions for the plants.

The houses are established as a wooden frame construction with the suggested system Kerto LVL . The facade becomes a curtain facade, dressed up of wood. The wooden racks plant is filled with mineral wool, inside the room an intention bowl is placed, in this cables and pipes can be moved. Moreover, it is filled with mineral wool to diminish thermal bridges.

Big wooden windows are used to receive enough light in the rooms and to use the warmth of the sun during the winter months. During the summer months the plantation of the terraces serves as a light protection and solar protection.

The flats are to be created 2-storied around more living space on the same base. On the 1st floor a generous living area is for the whole family, with stair to the upper area. Moreover, the parents` bedroom with bathroom. Two children`s rooms, a bathroom and a storeroom with washing machine and dryer are on the 2nd floor. The first terrace is to be achieved about the living area, the second by one of the children`s room.​

City Above the City architecture competition

Plan B : City Above the City architecture competition 

Metsä Wood challenged architects and students around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants from 40 countries created their Plan B to urbanisation using wood (Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building. The entries were designed to 69 cities worldwide.

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