FLOATING HOMES, 2004/2005
GRÜNTUCH ERNST ARCHITEKTEN, BERLIN
The municipality of Berlin aims to develop the potential of attractive waterside locations. In 2002 the Wasserstadt GmbH invited architects and investors from all over Europe to submit proposals for Floating Homes. The dwellings by Grüntuch Ernst Architekten, which were awarded a First Commendation in the competition, are to be installed in a bay area, the Rummelsburger Bucht, next year. Their scheme envisages a new type of moored housing unit that can be grouped in various ways. Thus some of the planning restrictions governing neighbouring sites on land can be left behind and exchanged for a new way of living.

Client: Wasserstadt GmbH
Utilizable Space: 190 sqm
Building costs: 400.000 €