In 2012, housing corporation Gartenheim redeveloped a multi-family house, which was built in 1957. Before the renovation, the façades were plastered in a light-beige colour. But not anymore! ‘Haute Couture’, as the multi-unit house in Hannover (Germany) was named, now bursts with colour.
One house, six colours
Günter Haese, CEO of Gartenheim, and architect Larisa Kozjak together developed the idea for the renovation. From the beginning, it was clear to them that they wanted something different than the plain, a dime a dozen building it used to be. Their idea of wrapping the building in a brightly colourful and at the same time warming scarf led to the development of a "knit pattern" for the façade. They chose Rockpanel façade panels in six different RAL colours, which were placed in an unusual colour composition in a light-dark alternation. Almost like true haute couture, hence the name of the building.