New construction Neusalzer Straße

Project description

For the Neusalzer Straße project, the winner of the realisation competition “Supplementary new construction in the district with subsidised and privately financed flats” was chosen on 20 April 2016. The design on which the new building will be based was created by BLAUWERK Architekten, Munich.
The competition is part of the model project “Effizient bauen, leistbar wohnen” (Build efficiently, live affordably) of the Supreme Building Authority in the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, Building and Transport.

The resulting urban space on a small area creates a high quality of stay for the district. This design is an example of the development potential of the entire district. The generous forecourt design provides access to the two houses. The floors have been built with either three or four flats per floor. This allows the flats to get as much sun and light as possible.

The floor plan of the individual flats takes into account all the specifications for subsidised housing and barrier-free construction. The goal of the competition entry with the model project “Effizient bauen, leistbar wohnen” (Build efficiently, live affordably) was implemented very well here. The compact building structure, the possibility of flexible floor plan design and the proposed three-layer outer shell all contribute to this. It consists of a load-bearing inner layer, thermal insulation and a prefabricated concrete outer construction.


The project is located in the Langwasser district, in the south-east of the City of Nuremberg, in the middle of wbg’s core housing complex in Langwasser.

Energy standard

The project meets the KfW 55 energy standard. This means that the new building requires only 55% of the energy of a conventional house. Ecology and sustainability are supported by the appropriate materials.

Special features

A SIGENA support point and SIGENA flats will be realised as well as a neighbourhood management office and 3 commercial units with a commercial area of 448 m².


Residential units
   Privately financed


Parking spaces

10 on surface areas

Living space

2,297 m²

Commercial space

   495 m²

Total costs

€8.9 million

Start of construction



expected starting Q1/2021

Project management

wbg Nürnberg GmbH, Architektur und Städtebau, Gabriele Schiefer

Site management

tobiasweigel architektur, Nuremberg



Technical building services planning

Frey Donabauer Wich GmbH, Gaimersheim


Structural planning

Michael Heubl Ingenieurbüro für Baustatik GmbH, Ingolstadt


Open spaces

Grabner Huber Lipp Landschaftsarchitekten und Stadtplaner Partnerschaft mbb, Freising


Building physics

BASIC Gesellschaft für Bauphysik Akustik BASIC Sonderingenieurwesen Consultance mbh, Gundelsheim


Photos by wbg and Florian Holzherr

This project is supported with the funds from the CEB