Henner Herrmanns
Henner Herrmanns

Henner Herrmanns

Architect from Vallendar, Germany
Living above the parking lot
The situation in the housing market has exacerbated. Far too few apartments have been built in the inexpensive segment. The bottleneck to more affordable housing is undoubtedly the building plot. In all cities there is a large lack of building land. The great demand for building land has led to an almost absurd increase in plot costs, which is increasingly compounded by the increasing scarcity of available land. In other words, we have to think about how the proportion of the land price on the living space can be reduced.

Wooden structures are the excellent building material which is ideally suited to its pre-fabrication and aesthetic radiance to build quickly houses. We propose a superstructure of the parking lot in front of the university of Trier. Prefabricated modular components should be used. The design is based on the fact that due to the high prefabrication wooden structures allow a fast, efficient and economical construction process.