The Naumannsiedlung - a neighborhood rich in tradition

Partner city: Cologne

50735 Köln

The Naumannsiedlung in the Riehl district of Cologne is a neighborhood rich in tradition. At the end of the 1920s, GAG constructed the buildings to provide urgently needed living space for factory workers and their dependents. Under the motto "Continuing tradition", the neighborhood, which is characteristic for the district, was extensively modernized in the 21st century.

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The estate was planned by the architects Manfred Faber, Otto Scheib, Fritz Fuß and Hans Heinz Lüttgen. Above all, the striking color scheme developed by them and the eye-catching entrance area of the settlement with its four- and five-story houses immediately catch the eye. In addition to the restoration of the original facades including the listed mullioned windows, the upgrading of the building services and the design of the exterior areas, additional apartments were also created: By expanding the attics and garages, more than 140 new residential units were created to complement the original stock.

To replace the garages that were eliminated, GAG built three large and modern underground garages. In addition, a playground on the southern edge of the Naumannsiedlung was completely renovated. The apartments themselves were remodeled to meet today's living standards. The planning for the comprehensive modernization was undertaken by the Forstbach and florczak plan-ing (formerly meuterarchitekturbüro) architectural offices. A new underfloor garbage system was also installed in the Naumannsiedlung, replacing the previous garbage cans in the narrow basements.