In order to cope with the increasing influx of students, commuters and singles with tailor-made living concepts, an ensemble of micro-apartments was created on the property at Flughafenstraße 72-74 in Berlin-Neukölln. The design by Eike Becker_Architekten is based on the idea of stacking and joining different frames. This allows the scale of the house to be variably and precisely adapted to the neighbourhood and the different needs of the users. In addition to 55 single-room apartments, the micro living complex also offers 14 larger apartments between 50 and 110 m².
Individual, self-determined, unbound – especially in big cities more and more people live as singles. In Berlin, the proportion of one-person households has risen to 55 percent in the last ten years. If two-person households are added, 83 percent of Berlin's households are small. So far, housing construction has not reacted sufficiently to the "singling" of society. The capital's 3.7 million inhabitants currently have only around 400,000 apartments under 50 m² at their disposal. The market for compact living in the capital is therefore large and is likely to grow even further in the future due to the strong influx.