|Area||48.443 m2 GF|
|Use||Housing, Retail, Daycare|
|Client||Stadibau Gesellschaft für den Staatsbediensteten- Wohnungsbau in Bayern mbH|
|Landscape Architects||Studio Vulkan Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH|
|Project Team||Patrick von Ridder, Peter Scheller, Raphael Mertin, Liesa-Marie Hugler, Mathilde Marest, Irem Akgül, Teresa Kunkel|
A new quarter is being created in the south-east of Augsburg, a piece of the city with charisma far beyond the site. The perimeter is characterised by the Lechpark, which is interspersed with valuable trees, borders the busy Berliner Allee, and a heterogeneous urban structure of commercial and residential buildings in the Herrenbach and textile districts. The holistic view of the landscape and urban development redesign enables both a spatial merging of the urban and park space and the realisation of climate-adapted housing. With only minor interventions in the existing Lechpark, the existing qualities of the landscape park are brought out. New playgrounds, recreation areas and open spaces are created for the growing neighbourhood. A few new paths take up existing development structures of the residential quarters west of Berliner Allee and connect the new quarter with the Lech and the adjacent surroundings. While the northern part acts as an interface between the commercial quarter, the Lech and the row buildings opposite Berliner Allee, the southern part can already be read as part of the park in the form of an opening clearing. This observation gives rise to two clearly differentiated urban spaces that are nevertheless strongly interwoven in their use and their relationship to the landscape space of the Lechpark.
In the typology of unfolding and bending bodies, the buildings in the northern part grow together with the park landscape. The staggering of addressing and green courtyards makes living in the park a tangible experience and allows people to cross the residential quarter. In the transition to the street space of Berliner Allee, the sound-insulating buildings, designed as heads, give way to the impressive tree population and the underlying topography. The bodies bend alternately along the Berliner Allee, creating an exciting spatial staggering of street space, treetops and building structures, whose alignments and gaps point to what lies behind and at the same time shield the further development from the sound of the street. The adjacent commercial area to the north is shielded by the building block, which is used as both a mobility centre and a neighbourhood centre. With its versatile public uses, it acts as a mediator in the neighbourhood, which is in a state of flux. The southern quarter takes up the theme of the clearing in the park. Point houses line this clearing and are connected by a two-storey horizon. On the inside, an urban inner space is formed that creates strong references to the Lechpark through targeted openings. The eight-storey structures are stepped down into the park space, allowing each flat to be oriented towards the greenery. The urban inner space experiences an appropriable neighbourhood centre through the arrangement of a Folly, forming a mobility hub and neighbourhood centre.