“Deutzer Hafen” is the former harbour area of Cologne, located south of the city center. The old inner-city industrial port, an area with a total area of 37 hectares, is to be developed in the coming years into a modern quarter for living and working for several thousand people.
The project transforms the former industrial area into a lively and sustainable neighborhood with a huge waterfall and public swimming pool as a new landmark. The pool collects rainwater and waste heat from the district, solving a serious problem of flooding from the Rhine River, while simultaneously creating a new unique attraction in the city.
The project includes new housing typologies that integrate with the industrial heritage preserved on the site. They not only ensure architectural diversity, but also a lively social mix - at least one third of the apartments are to be built in subsidized housing. The neighborhood offers apartments for 5,000 residents and jobs for another 4,500. A new bicycle bridge over the Rhine connects the district directly to the center of Cologne.
Transsolar was a member of the competition team around COBE and is responsible for the contribution of the energy and climate concept of the new district.
The Urban Design has a major impact on the energetic performance of buildings and the quality of indoor and outdoor living. Therefore, in the qualification phase following the competition, Transsolar was commissioned with the analysis and optimization of the daylight quality in the interior, the radiation onto the facades and the outdoor comfort quality (radiation and wind studies).
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