R 50 - Ritterstraße 50

In 2010, the Senate provided co-housing communities with the unique possibility of purchasing property within Berlin's city center. As with the first such property awarding procedure, one of the groups we advised was awarded the land bid, allowing them to build on a property in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. This project has declared it as its explicit goal to implement community-oriented considerations wherever possible, such as including a large number of community spaces both inside and out. At the same time, it has been the goal of the architects involved to realize the project in an especially cost-effective way in order to enable interested parties to participate in the project that would otherwise be unable to breach the high cost threshold. For example, unified standards have been used, simple construction principles have been implemented, and the group has been forgoing any planning- and cost-intensive individualized apartment design features.

Horizontale Reiter 01

Project type
We are not currently looking for cohousing project partipipants
Project type
Individual Apartments in One Shared Building
Lived in
Property / building
Buildung type
Kind of building
New building
Energy comsumption kWh/(m²a)
25 kWh/(m²a)
Property size
2 056 m²
Apartment units
Number of apartments
Number of available apartments
Total area of living space
2 075 m²
Legal and financial aspects
Land cost
480 000,- €
Construction cost
4 022 000,- €
Form of Ownership
To own

Horizontale Reiter 02

Cohousing members
Children / youth
30 Personen
Adults (under 60)
0 Personen
Adults (over 60)
0 Personen
Target group
  • Multi-Generational Living
Form of decision making
Group Decides by Consensus
Community spaces
Community spaces encompassed by the project
Community Spaces
Guest Apartments
Size of community spaces

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