Metzgergrün Quarter, Freiburg (DE)

Over the next ten years, the Metzgergrün district is set to change significantly and develop into a contemporary housing estate without losing its original character. To replace the 27 row buildings from the 1950s, a modern district with about 500 new apartments and generous green areas is being built here. The design arranges the apartments into six blocks, creating manageable neighborhoods. Each block combines three to four-story row buildings and multi-unit houses around a green inner courtyard. Along the road and railway line, a building edifice whose apartments are optimized for sound insulation shields the housing estate. Each block contains an even distribution of subsidized and privately- owned apartments as well as condominiums in order to facilitate social intermixing. The sustainable transportation concept keeps the interior of the housing estate largely car-free – parking will be available in three collective garages at the edge of the district. All streets are ›play streets ‹; the road users share the street space as a ›shared space‹. In the center of the district is a public square with a kindergarten and shops. A ball court at the southern edge of the central green corridor links the new residential area with the wider neighborhood and is a meeting point for all residents.

Client: Freiburger Stadtbau GmbH
Location: D-79114 Freiburg-Stühlinger, Im Metzgergrün, Bissierstrasse
Architecture: Dietrich | Untertrifaller with Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl
Competition: 2017
Construction: from 2019
Area: 38.000 m²
Capacity: ca. 500 apartments

landscape: Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, Überlingen / rendering: Expressiv, Vienna