Tag: Germany

Heidelberg-Bahnstadt in Germany is a new mixed-use district located just 60km south of the first ever Passivhaus construction in Darmstadt. The district covers 116 hectares and will house approximately 6,500 people, all of whom will have a healthy home, which will be affordable to run chiefly thanks to the Passivhaus standard being adopted as a universal construction method.

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Sustainable architecture is sometimes tarnished with accusations of being boxy or samey. This slideshow of residential Passivhaus projects in Germany counters such unjustified accusations. Passivhaus is purely a performance standard and need not inhibit the creativity of its designers – these beautiful buildings provide the proof.

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