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Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 18, 2012 @ 3:54 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Green Building,Landscape Architecture | No Comments

Arkadian Winnenden, Atelier Dreiseitl, stuttgart, green housing, affordable housing, family friendly housing, rainwater harvesting [1]

Arkadien Winnenden [2] was designed to provide families with affordable, sustainable and healthy housing. The densely developed neighborhood allowed the project to be built more economically, thus providing more housing at a lower cost. The project was built on the site of a former factory, and the land and soil underwent considerable remediation to make it a healthy place to live. Limited street access keeps cars either in the underground parking area or in designated spots to improve the streetscape and to provide more space for gardens [3] and quaint streets and walkways. This encourages walking and riding bikes and provides a safe space for kids to play.

All of the homes are built to be energy-efficient – they feature eco-friendly and non-toxic materials, and the builders prioritized local sources. Flood retention and protection ensures that all of the homes will be protected in the event of heavy rains, which are a problem in the area. Native plants and green roofs [4] create new urban habitats and provide a cleaner environment for people. Rainwater is collected throughout the entire complex and stored in cisterns for water features, toilets, and landscape and garden irrigation. The water-sensitive design of the project pervades throughout to create a healthy and welcoming space.

+ Atelier Dreiseitl [5]

+ Arkadien Winnenden [2]

Via WAN [6]

Images ©Jessica Read, Atelier Dreiseitl GmbH

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[2] Arkadien Winnenden: http://www.strenger.de/kaufen/neubau/siedlungskonzepte.html

[3] gardens: http://inhabitat.com/gardening/

[4] green roofs: http://inhabitat.com/green-roof/

[5] + Atelier Dreiseitl: http://www.dreiseitl.net/index.php?id=526&lang=en&choice=7&ansicht=text

[6] WAN: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=20532

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