New construction St. Johan­nis district

Project description

The new building has created an urban situation for attractive living on the former garage and commercial site. For this purpose, the planning competition “Bebauung Quartier St. Johannis” was held, in which six architectural firms participated. The winning design was created by the architectural firm BLAUWERK Architekten GmbH.
The new building rounds off the almost completely modernised St. Johannis core housing complex by creating barrier-free and wheelchair-accessible flats. In addition to 74 residential units, three commercial units are also being built.
The living spaces were planned in such a way that the functions of living and working can be combined, taking into account the importance of the kitchen as a living space. With balconies, loggias and terraces, the flats offer an attractive alternative to living in a detached house.


The building project is located in the west of the City of Nuremberg, at the entrance to the St. Johannis core housing complex, between Johannisstraße and Gottliebstraße. The new building is directly adjacent to the VAG Westfriedhof turn-around loop.

Energy standard

The project meets the 2016 EnEV standard. This regulation increases the energy standard for new buildings. 

Special features

The new building will house a nursery and a SIGENA support point, thus expanding the range of services in the district. The wbg North-West Customer Centre will also be located in the new building.


Residential units
   Privately financed


Commercial units


Parking spaces

69 in the underground car park

Living space

5,999 m²

Commercial space

   781 m²

Total costs

€20.22 million

Start of construction

March 2016


June 2018

Project management

wbg Nürnberg GmbH, Architektur und Städtebau, Gabriele Schiefer


Site management: Löser + Körner, Nuremberg

Technical building services planning

ibz Ingenieurbüro Zeisig GmbH & Co. KG, Birgland


Structural planning

isn² Ingenieurbüro Schöppler Noack, Nuremberg


Open spaces

Grabner Huber Lipp Landschaftsarchitekten, Freising


Building physics

IFB Wolfgang Sorge Ingenieurbüro für Baupyhsik, Nuremberg


Inauguration of the district

Topping-out ceremony