Directly at the traffic junction with subway, city train and bus station lies a special residence: the Westhausener Höfe. The settlement, which is more than a hundred years old and has spacious green areas and characteristic window shutters, is being completely renovated into one of the new gems of the town. "We definitely want to preserve the special charm of the old housing estate," emphasizes Nora Woker, operational project manager at Vonovia SE.

The housing estate, which has a total of 268 residential units and is located directly by the Rahmer Wald forest, will offer high-quality living space with history in the future. Residents can look forward not only to freshly isolated facades, some with new heating systems and balconies, but also to a large-scale wall painting by the artist Igor Jablunowskij on Westerfilder Straße, which will allow them to identify with motifs from the immediate surroundings, from the Malakow Tower at Westhausen Colliery to the Westhusen Castle.