The 16-storey building directly located at Bellevue rail station consists of three independent residential tracts, each the same size. They all face the sun and are arranged in a U-shape around the recessed entrance tract facing the north side, with a stairwell and an elevator. The western and eastern tracts include maisonette apartments with loggias over two floors and one-room apartments. In the southern tract, there are two large single-storey apartments with central loggias alternating with maisonette apartments. The tracts are framed by the extended supporting walls and a steel -concrete frame. At the same time, these elements combined with the building’s deep-set loggias emphasize the sculptural quality of the façade. Schwippert used concrete not just for constructive purposes but to give the structure a compositional quality. The architect saw his maisonettes as “small homes with a garden terrace” and used them as part of his intention to individualize living in a high-rise.
- Punkthochhaus, Grundfläche ca. 25 x 25 m, Höhe 51 m
- 61 Wohnungen in 16 Wohngeschossen
- 26 Maisonette-Wohnungen mit 3 1/2 Zimmern (84 qm)
- 25 eingeschossige Wohnungen mit 1 1/2 Zimmern (46 qm)
- 8 eingeschossige Wohnungen mit 4 1/2 Zimmern (93 qm)
- Alle Wohnungen mit Loggia.
- End-to-end supporting wall panels of crushed-brick concrete, 22 cm thick
- Outer walls of poured concrete, 5 cm thick, with insulation inserted at the construction site
- New techniques of concrete formwork were used