Young, stylish and affordable. Small, modern housing units in a central location offering maximum flexibility. This is how young people in Essen wish to live today. “Micro-living” is the key word for students, career entrants and young academics. With 570,000 inhabitants the corporate and trade fair city of Essen is one of the largest in Germany. The large number of corporate group headquarters makes Essen a major decision-making centre within the German economy. No less than 6 of the top 100 and 14 of the top 500 German companies with the largest turnover have their HQ in Essen, the core of the Ruhr Metropolitan region with its population of 5.2 million.
Living, studying and working in the corporate and trade fair city of Essen The four-storey, approx. 9,000 m² building – the former AOK regional head office – in Essen is in the western part of the inner city, within walking distance of the city centre and close to the university campus. In spite of its central location the surrounding area is quiet with little traffic. By 2017 this will be the location of a young lifestyle product in the form of an exclusive residential facility with 323 lifestyle apartments (comfort and penthouse) with 70 parking spaces.
Initiator: SOINI ASSET IMMOBILIEN
Client: SOINI ASSET IMMOBILIEN
Project development in the former AOK head office in the western inner-city area of Essen involving the creation of 324 lifestyle micro-apartments for modern living, together with 70 parking spaces for students.
Project development, financing architecture and construction with the firm of i-Live.
A young lifestyle product is being created here to meet massive demand, in particular in university locations such as Essen with a shortage of accommodation.
Within walking distance from the centre of Essen and close to the university campus