Category: projects

Oberer Säuterich, Karlsruhe (shortlist)


Process type
Competition (Selected for further study)

Services provided by p.a.
Energy and water management
Sustainability strategy

Team p.a.
Steffen Wurzbacher
David Sauerwein
Marius Magnus Riepe

City of Karlsruhe
City Planning Office

Processing period
since Nov 2016

Further project partners
Machleidt GmbH (urban planning)
sinai Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbH (open space)
SHP Ingenieure GbR (traffic)

Brief description
The Upper Säuterich is being developed as a beacon in terms of energy and water conservation. New buildings will be constructed in high energy envelope quality. The remaining very low energy demand is to be covered mainly by regenerative sources on the building itself or in the immediate surroundings. Approximately 25% of the roof surfaces will be equipped with photovoltaics. These will generate electricity primarily for the building's own use. Solar systems are to be integrated into the design. Optionally, the degree of electricity self-use can be further increased by integrating electromobility into the energy infrastructure. Heat is supplied via a "low-ex cold water network" (LX network) with decentralized (building-by-building) brine-to-water heat pumps. Overall, a high degree of resilient use of volatile renewable energies is targeted.  

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