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Residential Group on Hügelstraße

Frankfurt-Dornbusch, Germany
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depicted item: Building group on Hügelstrasse.Image credit: © Matthias Matzak / VG BildkunstURL: http://neues-frankfurt.matzak.de/huegelstrasse/content/_9740973134_large.html

The assembly of “KOMBA” on Jakob-Schiff- and Fontane-Straße was built according to the plans of the architect Franz Roeckle in 1926-29. It is comprised of 65 apartments with varying living spaces of 66 sqm, 73 sqm, and 115 sqm.

The assembly of “GAGFAH (Gemeinnützige A.-G. für Angestellten-Heimstätten)” on the Eschersheimer Landstrasse was designed by the architect Ludwig Bernoully and built in 1927-28. It is comprised of 181 apartments with varying living spaces of 53 sqm, 87 sqm, 80 sqm, and 97 sqm.

The assembly of "SÜWAG (Südwestdeutsche A.-G. für Kleinstwohnungsbauten)" on Grafenstraße was designed by the architect Gottlob Schaupp and built in 1927-28. It is comprised of 73 apartments with varying living spaces of 57 sqm, and 70 sqm.

While the "KOMBA" group consists almost exclusively of single-family houses with garden allowances, and was also consistently equipped with roof terraces, "GAGFAH" and "SÜWAG" apartments were built partly as single-family houses and partly as rental apartments in central buildings. All the buildings are brick and enlivened with white and yellow paintwork. In total, the settlement features 319 apartments.


"Wohnhausgruppe an der Hügelstraße" (assembly groups of KOMBA, GAGFAH, and SÜWAG) can be interpreted as one of the important architectural artifacts reflecting the artistic and social ambitions of the "Das Neue Frankfurt", a citywide regeneration programme created by the architect and city planner Ernst May. The design elements and principles, in general, create semantic, spatial, and visual integrity across the settlement. The modernist design parameters were optimized within the comprehensive concept of the premises while in addition, each assembly incorporates varying layouts of living spaces offered for different family needs. The characteristics of this housing development portray historical, architectural, and social values of the modern era and thus, can be considered a representation of a new, modern, aesthetically fulfilling way of living. Therefore, it is important to create public awareness for the safeguarding of its unity of style and design.

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