Prefab houses in Germany have stopped building completely since unification.
The experience of Germany: reconstruction of Khrushchev in two to three times more profitable buildings.
Examples of renovation of panel houses of the Soviet period, built in East Germany.
Actual size: 7.3 thousand sq. m
Completed in 2010
In 2010, the renovation project of the old prefabricated houses in Halle (Halle) made archive Bureau Stefan Forster Architekten, received the award at an international exhibition as the best example of urban renewal in the land of Saxony-Anhalt. The project concept is based on the idea of “walking a tightrope” between two different parts of the city — historical centre and district 1960-ies of the building.
Building before reconstruction
In accordance with the large-scale reconstruction activities undertaken in Leinefelde, stone building has been reduced in size. Instead of eleven entrances left only six
From old standard layout of the apartment is made of 18 different options, including five mezzanine suites and an apartment on ground level with private garden
Partial removal of the upper floors created a stepped volume with large roofs
Reconstruction of two L-shaped panel buildings marked the beginning of a massive renovation of the Soviet legacy in the small town of Leinefelde in East Germany. A key element in the design was the masonry on the first level, which performs several functions: gives the Foundation for the building, allowing you to create elevated private gardens on the ground floor level, and sets a kind of barrier, a buffer zone between the building and the street.
The line of Windows on the upper floors with continuous balconies and colored wall panels
The outer facade of the former panel Khrushchev
A key element in the design was the masonry on the first level
The porch and private garden on the ground level
Garden, fenced with brickwork
Reconstructed panel house
Balconies and roof terraces on the South and West facades increase the space in the apartment
Terrace in the apartment
Actual size: 4.2 thousand sq. m
Completed: in 2004,
The most striking and radical example of reconstruction in Leinefelde, in the East of Germany, is the transformation of the old panel houses “, Plattenbau” with a length of 180 m. Removing the upper floor and seven segments along the line of the block, the architects of Stefan Forster Architekten introduced a new style of residential development. On the basis of the old house, was created a separate apartment of the Villa.
Khrushchev in East Germany before the reconstruction
Building before reconstruction
The complex is a city wall, symbolically signifying the entrance to Leinefelde, and expresses a new beginning in urban planning, said the description of the project
The creation of high quality housing in the old panel house improves the entrance to the city
Continuous wall connects to the first floor level and eight units on the East side
Color solution creates a live contrasts between external and internal parties of the group
Total area: 2.2 thousand sq. m
Completed in 2002
Panel Estetica during reconstruction was reduced to four floors, added stonework around the building for a visual consolidation of the building and its exterior space. The house reduced the number of flats remaining made modern and convenient layout.
View prefabricated house before reconstruction
The building after reconstruction
The inner facade of the building
Above the gardens, the facade is made of clusters with different design and size of balconies
Living area: 2.6 thousand sq. m
Completed in 2006
The five-storey Khrushchev was reduced to three floors. This building was originally very long. During the renovation of the quarter, it removed the Central segment is the result of two separate buildings.
Prefabricated house before reconstruction
The ground floor apartments have their own gardens
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