New housing in Buch
Buch is changing. Attractive, unique residential parks are being developed in the historic hospital complexes designed by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann, and the renovation of the prefabricated buildings of HOWOGE is in full swing. Living in Buch means living amid verdant surroundings with extensive forests and beautiful lakes of the neighboring Barnim region. But the city is also close by – you are in the city center in only 20 minutes by commuter train.
"Allées des Châteaux"
The residential park "Allées des Châteaux" is located in the middle of the Buch Forest, not far from the S-Bahn station. Its residents appreciate the upscale living ambience of the historic hospital complex with its spacious park. Sports and leisure facilities, a wellness area and a kindergarten/day care center are among the common facilities. The ten existing buildings have already been renovated and nearly all have been rented out by UKB Denkmal AG, which purchased the premises in 2008. In addition some new townhouses shall be built.
The Ludwig Hoffmann Quartier (LHQ) is a complex urban district development in Berlin-Buch with a financial volume of 280 million euros. The project is being implemented by Ludwig Hoffmann Quartier Objektgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, which acquired the former hospital complex on Wiltbergstrasse from the Berlin Real Estate Fund. By the end of 2022, around 1,000 apartments, a senior housing complex and other social facilities will be built on the approximately 280,000 square meter site. At the end of 2015, around half of the apartments were completed; around 450 apartments in the historic buildings have already been occupied. Two new schools, three new day care centers - all privately managed - and a sports hall with associated sports facility have revitalisized the Quartier. In order to maintain the uniformity of the ensemble consisting of more than 30 predominantly listed buildings, a landmark conservation concept for the renovation of the buildings and the restoration of the park monument in a neoclassical style is implemented.
The former “Old People’s Home” was developed by the COMBAG AG as “LudwigPark – Multigenerational Living”. It has been extensively renovated, and the heritage-protected building and garden ensemble has regained the splendor for which it was famous one hundred years ago. Even today, it offers a pleasant living and working atmosphere. RENAFAN ServiceLeben provides a calm and relaxed environment for seniors. Renovation plans are being made for the remaining unrenovated buildings. Commercial units and more apartments and assisted living apartments shall be built.
With more than 3,100 apartment units, the HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH is the largest housing provider in Buch. By 2013 it will have invested approximately 100 million euros for renovation to increase energy efficiency in around 2,300 apartments. BUCH VITAL! is the concept for creating a large residential complex for all generations and social groups. Contemporary forms of housing as well as ecologically sustainable, vibrant residential neighborhoods, health, fitness and educational programs shall significantly improve the image of the prefab buildings.
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