Based on a survey, four principles were established to form the base of the project „Framed Levels“.
During the lockdown and despite all the limitations, it was a big need for many people to interact and communicate with others in a safe way.
Due to that issue the main aim was to strengthen the interaction between neighbors. Therefor the built environment together with the free spaces are intended to manifest a sense of community and create a subtle mixture of areas for openness and retreat.
In addition to the interaction, a focus lies on sufficient privacy that enables working undisturbed, especially when in home office. This is created by deliberate setoffs and buffer zones which also limit train noises.
Since a green environment supports mental health, green elements have been integrated both in the communal areas and the private outdoor area.
As we know the requirements and needs of one‘s own living space are constantly changing especially during pandemic phases. To meet these needs, care was taken to design flexible rooms that can be changed by their functions and spatial structures if necessary.
In order to be able to combine all these functions and main features, a grid structure has been planned that frames and combines all the different levels of interactions, privacy, flexibility and greening.
This structure allows us to break rigid shapes and creates high-quality areas in between that generate diversity. Due to its regularity, adaptability and materiality the steel grid fits ideally into the existing industrial environment.