Competition Landsberg am Lech


A special urban situation in Landsberg is being put up for discussion and is to be changed. A meadow in the city. The city surrounding this meadow is made up of very heterogeneous subspaces, some of which consist of special uses. On the one hand, the meadow is embedded close to a widely drawn landscape space, the Lechhangkante, which continues to the south and north and locates the meadow in the city as an important partial open space. At the same time, there is a penal institution to the south, a facility of our community that demands increased security, which possibly also led to the currently found "wich" of the surrounding residential development. This distance characterises the residential areas of the neighbourhood.

A sense of spatial expanse characterises the site.

These characteristics are perpetuated and reinterpreted in the planning. Demands for respectful neighbourliness with the existing buildings, the preservation of the spatial expanse with reference to the existing landscape and safety aspects must be taken into account. At the same time, urban qualities will be created for Landsbergers who spend time in the new open spaces and pass through them, and an attractive neighbourhood for sustainable coexistence will be developed.


Strengthening the park landscape at the edge of the Lech slope is thus an essential planning goal. The planning area on Pfettenstraße is located in the western urban structure of Landsberg am Lech, where it forms part of the spatially defining green network structure with an important local recreational function along the so-called Lechhangkante. In the planning of a future-oriented residential quarter, the existing qualities in the public network of the local green recreation area must be expanded to include a sustainable component that is biodiverse and nature-inclusive. In times when screens dominate the workplace, digital media dominate social contacts and cars dominate individual mobility, how can we encourage people to be outdoors and participate in sustainable coexistence? This could be achieved by designing and connecting new open spaces in such an attractive way that they create distinctive spatial impressions, stimulate the senses and offer functions that serve local recreation and the desire to unwind.

To achieve this goal, the design task for the open spaces is divided into three levels: A park along the edge of the Lechhang for all Landsberg residents, an address formation and inclusive meeting points - courtyards, gardens and squares for all residents, as well as a preservation and a supplementation of the existing natural areas for flora and fauna.


The new building blocks, together with the existing buildings, form a spatially defined neighbourhood. The houses along Ahornallee in the north and Akazienstraße, some of which are loosely joined together, are developed from dispersed parts of the settlement into relevant building blocks of an urban structure. The new building blocks form an interior of the neighbourhood with Akazienstraße as a new reference space and inner neighbourhood address. Generous garden spaces create an appropriate spatial distance between the existing and new buildings, but also provide places for meetings and children through the existing playgrounds and daycare centre. The building blocks themselves form open courtyard figures that, e.g. open to the south-east and south-west, create an attractive shared living and working environment in the neighbourhood. An open transition between private, communal and public open spaces creates a relaxed, zoned, open coexistence.