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datAE & Harquitectes, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Acton Ostry Architects & Hermann Kaufmann Architekten

Our Favourites: Three Student Residences in Modular Construction

We present three modular buildings for students that have convinced our editorial team in every respect:

a dormitory made of concrete modules in Barcelona, a playful student village made of containers and a modular wooden building in Vancouver.

Stacked Modules: Student Housing near Barcelona

The stacked concrete modules comprising the student housing complex in Sant Cugat del Vallès is a prime example of a consistently prefabricated building. This is because not only the load-bearing reinforced concrete structure was manufactured in the factory, but also the façades, bathrooms and fittings.

Architecture: dataAE, Barcelona; Harquitectes, Sabadell
Location: Carrer de Pere Serra 1, Sant Cugat del Vallès (ES)

Playful and Striking: Student Village in Berlin

Der Name »Frankie & Johnny« steht sinnbildhaft für die zukünftigen Bewohner eines außergewöhnlichen Studentendorfes in Berlin: Aus 400 Container-Modulen zusammengesetzt, präsentiert das Projekt von Holzer Kobler Architekturen mit seinem individuellen Wohnraum und gemeinschaftlichen Aufenthaltszonen eine Neuinterpretation des studentischen Zusammenlebens.

Client: Presto 46. Vermögensverwaltung GmbH
Location: Eichbuschallee 51, Treptow district, 12437 Berlin (DE)
Architecture: Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Zurich / Berlin
Landscape architecture: Nipkow Landschaftsarchitektur AG, Zurich

18 Floors in Wood: Student Residence in Vancouver

In the a densely forested western Canadian province of British Columbia, Vancouver’s Acton Ostry Architects and Schwarzach’s Hermann Kaufmann Architekten have realized a modular timber building that will enable fast, simple building processes. The result is a student residence which acts as a model for modern timber construction.

Architecture: Acton Ostry Architects, Hermann Kaufmann Architekten
Location: Vancouver (CA)

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