21CD twenty-first century development

Jenfelder Au

Wansbeck, Hamburg, Germany

Jenfelder Au is a neighborhood development constructed on a historic military base. The neighborhood will contain multiple housing types and live-work conditions connected by landscaped public spaces.  Create an attractive affordable neighborhood with an emphasis on sustainable living.

Size:

72 acres, 800 units

Dates:

2005-present

Project Team:

Architecture: West 8

 

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Landscaping was the focus of the master plan, extensive gardens that incorporate rainwater drainage system, trees planted sequester carbon.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Landscaping was the focus of the master plan, extensive gardens that incorporate rainwater drainage system, trees planted sequester carbon.

Water

Water

Goals: 100% storm water capture.

Strategies: Storm water capture through trenches and landscaped ponds, separation of water types, black water is used for biomass energy production, greywater filtered through landscaping.

Energy

Energy

Goals: 50% of electricity produced on site, 100% district heating.

Strategies: Solar PV, high energy standards, compact design, solar PV, solar thermal, geothermal, biogas, cogeneration plant, metering.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: 80% residential, 20% commercial.

Strategies: Public access to streets, walkable neighborhoods, public parks, mix of affordable units, proximity to services, newsletter and resident education, water system used as an educational opportunity for children, resident participation in decision making.

Materials

Materials

Goals: Low carbon construction

Strategies: Strict energy standards for construction.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Waste to energy, vacuum toilets, organized waste collection facilities, blackwater used for energy production.

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Sources: west8.nl  |  e-architect.co.uk  |  iba-hamburg.de  |  hamburgwatercycle.de

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.