Property developer SAGA GWG, Hamburg
Planning and site supervision Heidelore Czerny, Detlef Texdorf (SAGA GWG), Hamburg
Execution Façade August Hespenheide, NL Hamburg
Refurbishing existing buildings using methods that are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective is set to be one of the biggest challenges facing architecture in the future. The brick multi-storey buildings that are characteristic of the 1950s developments in Hamburg’s Barmbek district provide several excellent examples of how exactly refurbishment should be done. In remodelling the Hiddingaweg quarter, housing association SAGA GWG impressively demonstrated a practical, appropriate way of renovating buildings that are now in need of these measures – while maintaining an appealing look and excellent living standards. The appearance of the quarter’s façades is unmistakable, elegantly combining fine-textured plaster with specially created Original Meldorfer® products that feature a custom-designed patina.