|Landscape Architects||grabner huber lipp landschaftsarchitekten und stadtplaner partnerschaft mbb|
|Project Team||Ina-Maria Schmidbauer, Patrick von Ridder, Peter Scheller, Zhefei Huang|
The location to be redefined, close to the northern city limits of Ingolstadt, situated between the meadows in the north and the district of Etting in the south, very close to a large car factory, offers the opportunity to think about new settlement structures and their qualities. Beyond the demands of a marketable and pleasing designation of individual, land-intensive plots, aspects of social coexistence, ecology, but especially the qualities of public space need to be rethought here. How can an authentic and high-quality spatially sustainable situation be created at this location, on a slope that gently slopes down to the north towards the open field? The concept focuses on the themes of "togetherness at the new, growing edge of the village", "appropriately designed public space and settlement", and "a sense of living in the spatial generosity of the corridor".
Linear building structures run along the existing contour lines and form a structure of different spaces through changing distances between them. The "house lines", which change in position and height in relation to each other, thus form a common, spatially perceptible quarter. What all the rooms have in common is a generosity that reflects the existing location of the new quarter "An den Fluren". At the same time, the rows of buildings, the so-called "Hausraine", open and close, providing space for different neighbourhoods. An Anger forms the centre of these four emerging corridors. These Anger create a common centre, access, parking, gardening, playing, arriving and other kinds of informal communication.
The house edges are made up of different house types and ownership models. Row houses and apartment buildings in different typologies alternate. A neighbourhood is created here that goes beyond mere living next to each other and mowing the lawn. To the east, at the neighbourhood entrance via the new roundabout, are public uses such as retail and services. In the south of the new, compact neighbourhood building block is the kindergarten. It is accessed from the southern street and is oriented with the open spaces to the west, to the central common green space - the Allmende. This is sheltered in the middle of the new district and is typologically similar to the corridors. It opens up to the west to the adjacent corridors, but in the event of further development of the district to the west, it can also play an important role in linking the green spaces of the two parts.
The green spaces running north-south along Hepberger Strasse and the green spaces in the west of the neighbourhood towards the open corridor have a similar function. On the one hand, this western green space forms addresses for the houses set there, but it also creates a mediated transition from the corridor to the open field, or later to the new neighbourhood.
The development of the neighbourhood takes place in two parts. Firstly, via the existing roundabout, and secondly, also via Hepberger Strasse at the level of the connection along the old nursery. It shapes the movement spaces in the neighbourhood and completes the spectrum together with the central commons. The focus of the pathway network is formed by the numerous footpaths and cycle paths that weave the new place into Ingolstadt's existing system.
The aim of the concept is to form an open, spacious, high-quality, sustainable and recognisable piece of the city that contributes to the existing settlement structure via the numerous public green and open spaces and in doing so takes on an important task in the spatial, functional and social networking of northern Etting.