Location brief description
Area under consideration: 44 ha
Area Centerville North: 0.8 ha
Area Kulturhaus Abraxas: 3.7 ha
Area Langemarckstrasse: 3.7 ha
As the third largest city in Bavaria, the regional center of Ausgburg is the historical, cultural and economic hub of the region with an economic area of 600,000 inhabitants. Founded 2000 years ago as a Roman camp, Augsburg experienced its heyday as a trading city during the Fugger period. The historical context is present everywhere in the many listed historic buildings. Today's trade fair and university city of Augsburg has successfully made the transition from textile industry to service city and environmental competence center. The combination of a modern city with a historic city center, the wide range of cultural facilities and attractive local recreation areas create a high quality of living.
The site of the former Reese barracks with an area of around 44 hectares is located in the west of Augsburg, in the middle of the Kriegshaber district. Due to its former military use, the area lacks any interconnection with the neighboring areas. Within the area, in the center of which a central green corridor is to be created in the future, 3 partial areas are offered for development. The area is connected to public transport in the north by streetcar and in the east and south by bus lines. In addition, a new streetcar line is to be run in the south in 4-5 years.
Attractive housing is to be developed with orientation to the central green corridor. The area of Centerville North, which is characterized by structurally intact social housing in a typical American settlement structure, is to be structurally supplemented by social and cultural offerings as well as housing suitable for the elderly. In the area between the Abraxas House of Culture and the School for the Deaf, residential environment improvements are to be proposed in particular; in the northwestern area, architectural interventions are to be used to upgrade the site to an attractive residential area.
Diversity of living is to be realized through new building and housing typologies as well as complementary social and cultural offerings. In addition to the over-planning of the specific sub-areas, special emphasis is placed on interlocking the areas and linking the surrounding uses. New paths - actual and figurative - are to be realized.
The housing offer should contribute to the improvement of the population or social structure (e.g. smaller apartments for families after the change of generations, multigenerational living and young families).
Important component for the development of the overall area is the planned green corridor, which crosses the area from south to north. This requires an examination of the theme "Living in nature in an urban environment".n counteracting demographic development (shrinkage).
Topic EUROPAN 7
The central aspect for future planning is to heal the break in use caused by military use and to integrate the area into the urban fabric. The competition area offers the possibility of urban intensity and diversity of living based on the existing or in new architecture. An architectural juxtaposition of different living space models could be an interesting starting point for the long-term development of the entire area.
Location brief description
Consideration area 13.4 ha
Competition site 2.6 ha
The city of Deggendorf, together with the neighboring city of Plattling, is the regional center and, as the "Gateway to the Bavarian Forest", fulfills outstanding central-local functions for a large area of eastern Bavaria. Deggendorf is an interesting location for industry and commerce due to its convenient location at the highway intersection in the direction of Munich, Passau and Regensburg, the railroad junction, the direct connection to Prague, the Danube port with the only inland free port in southern Germany as well as the University of Applied Sciences for Business and Technology. In addition, Deggendorf also has tourist significance due to its charming landscape.
The area of the old barracks (former district lunatic asylum) with an area of about 13 hectares is located north of Deggendorf's city center. The core area of the listed multi-winged complex, which was built around 1860, has essentially been preserved. Most of the structural changes were made in the 1930s. The apartments do not meet today's requirements either in terms of room layouts or furnishings. New housing typologies are to be developed, which will enable a contemporary use of the listed building substance. The former patient garden to the west and south, which has been used as a city park for decades, plays a special role and is to be more strongly linked to the ensemble again.
The core of the complex is to be preserved in its appearance. The qualities of use resulting from the interplay between park and development are to be strengthened. The area is to continue to serve as a residential area in the future, but at the same time it is to be supplemented and enriched by a variety of other uses. A particular challenge is to offer attractive spaces for a contemporary use of the ensemble by means of structural interventions, taking into account the requirements of historic preservation.
The diversity of living is to be realized through new residential typologies. The goal is to create a lively city within the city through complementary uses. In order to keep the city park free of traffic in the future, the development structure is to be reorganized.
Through attractive and diverse residential offers and complementary uses, one-sided social structures are to be prevented and the already incipient slumming of the site is to be counteracted.
A linkage of the city park with the adjacent uses and especially the Bogenbach, which crosses the city center in a north-south direction as a continuous green space, is of particular importance. The qualities resulting from the interplay of park and development are to be taken up and strengthened.
Topic EUROPAN 7
The area around the site was gradually settled after World War II and has a low urban density. Buildings and gardens of this suburban ensemble originally formed a design and functional unit, which was increasingly destroyed by structural interventions. Ideas are sought for a fundamental reorganization of the area. Proposals are expected as to how the quality of the ensemble can be made recognizable again and how new spatial qualities can be created. In the process, uses should not only be delineated but also interlinked and new relationships between inside and outside should be established.
Location brief description
Area under consideration: 12 ha
Competition site: 3.4 ha
The city of Halle, the largest city in Saxony-Anhalt, is located on the banks of the river Saale and has excellent transport links via Leipzig-Halle Airport, the freeway interchange (A9, A14), InterCity connections and the Saale port of Trotha. Together with Leipzig, 38 km away, Halle forms the center of a large urban economic area. Service companies, technology centers and numerous scientific institutions are predominant here. The Heide-Süd development area, which covers a total of 210 hectares, is located 3 km northwest of the old city center, in a scenic area between the Dölauer Heide and the Peißnitz.
The starting point for the Heide-Süd development area is the site of the former insane asylum and nursing home at Nietleben, which was built in the mid-19th century on a square ground plan. In 1935, the asylum was closed and the area with its buildings was incorporated into the Army and Air Intelligence School, which was currently under construction. The school complex, designed by Ernst Sagebiel, consists of two generously proportioned carrés with a parade ground in between. As a further structurally independent component of the former barracks, 7 barracks courtyards were lined up as four-sided complexes along the Ringallee, which can still be read today. The competition area is located on both sides of the southern Ringallee and borders in the north on the "Green Triangle" district park, which is currently under construction.
The Heide-Süd area is one of the largest inner-city development projects in Germany. The institutes of the University of Halle-Wittenberg on the site of the former Army and Air Intelligence School and the Science and Innovation Park on the site of the former sanatorium offer favorable conditions for a lively new district. The first residential quarters have already been built along the northern Ringallee, which are to be supplemented by different building typologies in the southern area.
New building typologies in multi-storey housing as well as row and semi-detached house forms and individual single-family houses are to be developed. A shopping and service center is to be developed as a new area center on the property to the east. Special emphasis is to be placed on spatial differentiation within the area. The special quality of the tree-lined Ringallee is to be enhanced by the design.
Halle-Neustadt, one of the largest industrially prefabricated residential areas of the former GDR, is located within sight of the new Heide-Süd district. For the residents of this area, which is increasingly characterized by vacancies, the new district represents an attractive alternative. Through a variety of different housing offers, a socially mixed district is to be created that covers a wide range of housing needs.
The scenic, hilly location between Dölauer Heide and the Peißnitz as well as the emerging district park in the core of the new residential area represent special qualities that are to be integrated into the design.
Topic EUROPAN 7
The development area Heide-Süd offers optimal conditions for the emergence of an urban district due to its mixture of housing, university and workplace area. Through different building and housing typologies for singles, seniors, young families and generational living, a social mix is to be created that reinforces this urban intensity. The planned shopping and service center on the southeastern lot contributes to the revitalization of the area. The natural, partially village setting requires an examination of the theme of "living in nature in an urban environment."
Location brief description
Area under consideration: 40 ha
Competition site: 4.8 ha
The Bavarian large district city of Neu-Ulm, together with the city of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg, forms a regional center with a total population of around 170,000. Until 1991, Neu-Ulm was an important garrison town of the American armed forces. The competition area is located in the new district of Wiley, the name stands for the barracks that shaped the cityscape of Neu-Ulm for more than 40 years. After the withdrawal of the American troops, the city acquired the almost 80-hectare site in order to repurpose the military area and open up the city to the south.
The new Wiley district is divided into the north, center and south areas. The main focus of new residential construction is in the southern area, which covers approximately 40 hectares and is divided into 3 construction phases. In 1999, the realization of the first construction phase was started. The goal of the city of Neu-Ulm is to develop a new urban quarter in which 3,500 people will live by 2008. The area currently has a mixture of green and fallow land, buildings and sealed areas.
The competition area, currently a brownfield site, is located in the 2nd construction phase of the Wiley-Süd residential area. There is a development plan for the area, but parts of it are to be revised. The development grid has to be taken into account for technical reasons. To the west of the busy Memminger Strasse, a row of services is to be provided as a noise barrier. A 3- to 5-story residential development is to be proposed, which will ensure the supply of the area with stores and services in the area of the central axis on the first floor.
The central marketplace forms the future neighborhood center and, as the focal point of the area, has both a meeting place and a supply function. In addition to the shopping facilities in the surrounding area, offers for daily needs are to be created here.
The development concept around the marketplace should take into account a wide variety of residential needs. The multi-story residential construction is to be designed so flexibly that both publicly subsidized rental housing and high-quality condominiums with different usage requirements can be realized.
A state horticultural show will be held in 2008 in the adjacent Wiley-Mitte area to the north. The area of about 20 hectares will subsequently be available as a cross-district sports and play park. In the long term, a complete urban district is to be created in Wiley, which, in addition to housing, will cover essential needs of the population from the workplace to leisure uses and local recreation.
EUROPAN 7 theme
With the development of the Wiley district, the city of Neu-Ulm is pursuing the thematic objectives of the EUROPAN 7 competition:
- a mixed social structure through a wide variety of housing and house types
- the linking of living and working through the service line with planned 1,500 jobs, which will also create tele- or home-based jobs
- a high proportion of green space to meet the demand for urban living in the countryside.
Wiley has a pilot function for the further development of the city and is to become an independent district that takes into account the constantly changing requirements of modern forms of living and working. NUWOG intends, if and when the task is realized, to commission one or more authors of works with further planning services. The city intends to recommend good detailed solutions in the field of housing construction to the further purchasers of land for realization.
Location brief description
Area under consideration: 9 ha
Competition site: 2.9 ha
The city of Senftenberg is located in the south of Brandenburg, about 50 km from Dresden. Founded in the Middle Ages, the city experienced a major economic boom with the start of lignite mining around 1860, which resulted in the construction of the railroad line, increasing industrialization and also the establishment of numerous educational institutions. Since the beginning of the 1990s, mining became less and less important. Today's goal is to develop the city into a center for tourism, education, innovation and services.
The competition area is located in the immediate vicinity of one of the largest man-made inland lakes in Europe, which has excellent water quality. Directly adjacent to the area is the castle park with a size of 7.5 ha. Until the 1970s, the area was characterized by detached single-family houses and city villas, and it was only in the 1970s and 1980s that it was planned as a suburban residential area with up to 11-story apartment buildings. Coming from the old town, these buildings block the view to the city park and the lake. The aim of the competition is to emphasize the natural qualities of the area by deconstruction or new development and to create new visual and path connections.
The task is to develop a conceptual idea for the entire area and its interconnection with the city center on the one hand and the castle park and the lake on the other. Different building typologies are to be developed, dealing with senior living, living and working and non-disturbing commerce. Proposals for upgrading the residential environment and improving the spatial structure are expected for the adjacent area to the west.
Diversity of living should be realized through new housing and building typologies. In addition to the overplanning of the competition area, an interlocking and linkage with the adjacent city park and the lake is to be established.
By introducing new functions, a change from a purely residential quarter to a combination of living, working and leisure is to be aimed for in the long term.
The proximity to the old town as well as the proximity to the lake and the city park with the renaissance fortress require a deeper examination of the topic "living in nature in an urban environment".
Topic EUROPAN 7
This is a large housing estate from the 1970s and 1980s, which no longer meets today's requirements from the point of view of urban planning as well as architecture and building construction. In particular, the 11-story apartment buildings are increasingly threatened by vacancy. The goal is to transform this mono-functional large housing estate into a lively, green neighborhood close to the city center by introducing new building and housing typologies, adding small-scale commercial functions and creating new routes and visual connections.