An Investor/Public Sector Joint Venture of Model Character

Jünkerather Straße 2, Cologne
Use:Residential, eldercare
Year built:2005
Floor area:12,400 sqm (residential 6,700 sqm, eldercare 5,700 sqm)
Plot size:8,200 sqm
Investment volume:€24m
Architect:bpa GmbH Busch Architekten, Cologne

Refurbishing the entirely outdated care home in a coveted downtown residential area was no longer a paying proposition. A new concept of creating inner-city housing for families and care facilities for the elderly at the same time permitted an economically sustainable use of the property while preserving the nursing care places. The cross-generational living format has been lauded as a model approach.