The harbor of Eckernförde had been an actively used area by industry and fishery, but lost its function as time went by. Rimpf Architecture developed a future concept with the aim to revitalize the compound and enable new forms of usage. The extreme closeness to the town center and beach makes the location very attractive for both, businesses and living.
At the edge of the harbor a parking garage had been built in the 1970s, but meanwhile strongly needed redevelopment. The solely functional and artistically trivial outside shape required a complete new arrangement of the building in combination with an integration into the urban situation of the historic city. The dimension of the parking garage was too sprawling for the originally detailed structure of the town. The Rebuilding was mainly focused on creating a new character by developing a totally different frontage. In combination new types of usage like living and offices were integrated in the building. Additionally a fundamentally renovation of all areas was executed.
The project contains the following measurements:
• City apartments with underground parking, offices and living areas by expansion of the parking garage. • Lofts in a section of the parking garage by rebuilding and addition of stories as well as associated carports and garages on the roof of the parking garage. • Bungalows by addition of stories on the parking garage and the existing roof. • An additional parking level below the existing levels by digging under the building. • Energy center of the public utility company for the whole quarter including a boiler plant, a thermal power station, two transformers, a medium and low voltage line and two heat accumulators.