Building permit for micro-apartments in Mönchengladbach, Germany

  1. residential construction
  2. innovation
  3. architectural sustainability

The city of Mönchengladbach has granted planning permission for the construction of 32 micro-apartments and 53 furnished one-room flats ('boarding rooms') at Aachener Straße 1-5. It is a special housing project because the residential block will be built in a modular way. This type of prefabrication is expected to save 40% of the usual construction time and thus mean less inconvenience for local residents during construction. Construction is scheduled to start in the summer of 2021.


The new construction is a powerful example of how to react appropriately to a changing housing market. For in Mönchengladbach too, the demand for small flats is increasing. The target groups are students, senior citizens and classic one-person households, but also young professionals and expats working in Mönchengladbach for a period of time.

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