New construction Salz­brunner Straße

Project description

The building project, in cooperation with AWO Kreisverband Nürnberg e.V., will replace the Hans-Schneider-Haus (Salzbrunner Str. 51), which is operated by AWO in the immediate vicinity. After completion and relocation of the Hans Schneider House (early 2025), the existing nursing home will be demolished.

The planning of the new building is based on the winning design of the competition “Architectural realisation competition with urban development ideas section, new construction of a nursing home on Salzbrunner Straße in Nuremberg” by Heinle Wischer und Partner, Cologne.


The new building is being constructed in the district of Langwasser on Salzbrunner Straße, 90473 Nuremberg.

Energy standard

The project meets the KfW EH 55 standard. Since 2016, this regulation has increased the energy standards for new buildings.

Special features

The building is organised as a figure of eight with two connected square buildings. On the upper floors (2nd-4th floor), the care rooms are arranged on the outer surface of the two building structures. Residents can move around the floors on two circular walkways.

Dividing the living area into two sections strengthens the feeling of belonging and homeliness. Lounge areas and functional rooms are located on the connecting axis of the two square buildings. The lounge area directly adjoins and merges into the corridors.

Inside, the design is characterised by an attractive range of recreational and outdoor areas for the residents, which can be reached by a short route and open up to the surrounding green spaces.

The dining hall and its outdoor area are arranged in such a way that they represent an offer for the district and invite participation. One of the design’s strengths is that it opens up to the neighbourhood.
On a gross floor area of around 8,700 m², a total of 140 single-bed rooms will be created, 38 of which will be wheelchair-accessible.


Single rooms
   Wheelchair accessible


Parking spaces


Net floor space

7,323 m²

Total costs

About €31 million

Start of construction

Spring 2023


Fall 2025

Project management

wbg Nürnberg GmbH, Architektur und Städtebau


Heinle Wischer und Partner, Freie Architekten

Technical building services planning

SÜSS Beratende Ingenieure GmbH & Co. KG


Structural planning

PIRLET & PARTNER Ingenieursgesellschaft mbH


Free space planning

Bernd Kounovsky Planungsbüro für Garten- und Außenanlagen, Nuremberg


Building physics

PIRLET & PARTNER Ingenieursgesellschaft mbH,
Wolfgang Sorge Ingenieurbüro für Bauphysik GmbH & Co. KG


General contractor

Bauunternehmung Glöckle SF-Bau GmbH, Schweinfurt