In true architects’ language, Jens Jakob Happ states: “Urban housing is a brickstone of the city.” He wants to see the social, the economical and the ecological responsibilities of the architect answered by projects that show a sustainable approach while visually embedding new buildings into their urban surroundings. Surroundings for Happ in this case mean both the present state of an area as well as the historical context, and a vision of merging the two.
Respect for urban history is shown with Happ’s design for the Kulturcampus project, an enterprise he shares with ar-chitects Stefan Forster and Karl Dudler.