For the most part, the existing building stock was modernized in line with the Low Energy House standard, and new construction was carried out following the Passive House standard. With Europe’s first 3-liter house, BASF Wohnen + Bauen was able to demonstrate just what is possible in the modernization of existing buildings when using innovative construction materials:

Brunckviertel

Ludwigshafen’s Brunckviertel district is a residential area just outside the gates of BASF in Ludwigshafen with a building stock that dates back to the 1950s. A quarter development emphasizing energy efficiency made the project known far beyond the city’s limits.

For the most part, the existing building stock was modernized in line with the Low Energy House standard, and new construction was carried out following the Passive House standard. With Europe’s first 3-liter house, BASF Wohnen + Bauen was able to demonstrate just what is possible in the modernization of existing buildings when using innovative construction materials:

Insulating the roof, the exterior facade and the ceiling of the basement with Neopor® insulation materials and three-paned windows served to reduce the annual per-square-meter heat requirements to 30 kWh – an 80 percent reduction.

Besides increased energy efficiency, the project also focused on accommodating new requirements on residential living. In order to identify these, BASF Wohnen + Bauen hosted a number of workshops with tenants for them to actively take part in the development of their residences and their built environment. As part of the project, floor plans were designed along the identified requirements, an optimized parking-space scheme was implemented, and green areas and areas for recreation and relaxation were created.