Architecture and History
Our condominium consists of three 7-floor buildings (including generous penthouses), a indoor swimming pool and a 16-floor high-rise – an unmistakable landmark overlooking the Rhine river, like a modern interpretation of a Rhine castle’s tower. All buildings are interconnected by a garden and an underground car park.
The mid-century modernist architecture was visibly inspired by the Bauhaus movement (some of Germany’s most important pre-war Bauhaus villas can be seen right down the Uferstraße alley). The Bauhaus philosophy of “light and air” resonates in the clear and clean lines of the buildings and their façade, but also the generous spacing between all buildings. When it was inaugurated in 1967, the Wohnpark Rodenkirchen was a sensation and regarded as one of the most modern residential buildings in post-war Germany.
In the 1990ies, the original owner (a leading insurance company) allowed to turn the Wohnpark into freehold apartments. In that period, many tenants acquired the apartments they already lived in for many years. However, in these years the maintenance of the building was lagging behind, due to a poor property management. The body corporate changed the management company in 2011, making way for updating of the building technology and refurbishment works on the balconies.
Many apartments have been upgraded and redecorated by their owners – please visit our gallery with many examples of individual interior designs in our condominium.