Portrait and context

Gelsenkirchen is part of the Ruhr region in Germany, which had a steel and coal economy. Due to the sharp decline of these industries, the city is undergoing a major transition. The 'city of 1000 fires' is changing to the 'city of 1000 suns'. A housing estate was built on a former coal mine site as one of the first of 50 planned 'solar settlements' in North Rhine-Westphalia. The campaign was launched in 1997 by three ministries (economic affairs, housing and construction, and science and research) and the North Rhine-Westphalia State Initiative on Future Energies.

The aim of the campaign is to greatly reduce the energy requirement through appropriate construction methods, while also covering much of the remaining energy needs with solar energy.

To analyse the actual energy performance of this pilot project, AG-Solar, acting for the government of North Rhine-Westphalia, commissioned the evaluation. The houses were monitored and were based on measured energy.

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Figure 3.1.2 Site plan

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Figure 3.1.3 Wooden frame houses, southern tract

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Figure 3.1.2 Site plan

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Figure 3.1.3 Wooden frame houses, southern tract

The building site of 38,000 m2 is located centrally in Gelsenkirchen. Two different project developers built special house types. In the southern part of the site, 22 houses in light construction and 16 massive construction houses were built. The northern part of the site consists of 33 massive houses with gable roofs.

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Figure 3.1.4 Massive houses, southern tract

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Figure 3.1.5 Massive houses, northern tract

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Figure 3.1.4 Massive houses, southern tract

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Figure 3.1.5 Massive houses, northern tract

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