Europan „In Between Cities”

1st prize for the site Nauen, Germany.

Adaptive minimal structure. Few, but rigid rules, self-development processes as ordering principle

An insertion of an urban planning into an existing urban fabric, which wants to be aesthetically and programmatically successful, does not need to repeat its morphological, social and its building structure. By belonging to several fields at the same time the planning can develop its own qualities that refer stronger to the whole. A leeway for typology can result when it is not determined beforehand what life means and how it should be distributed at a local level. This should be left to the autonomy and competences of the party concerned.

PROJECT DATA

EZN12
“Scheunenviertel” (barn quarters) with paths, pencil and oil crayon on paper, 42 x 29,7 cm

 

EZN17a
Stage of development I: historic building stock

 

EZN16a
Stage of development II: building

 

EZN15a
Stage of development III: neighbourhood

 

EZN5
Regulation lines for the integration of self-development processes

 

EZN6
Translation of the building densities according to the site occupancy index into the plot structure and building typology

 

EZN13
Local growth centres, collage, ink on paper, 12.4 x 18 cm

 

The individual rooms have a neutral design and their use is not determined, so the residents can decide themselves how they will use them. If necessary, modifications can be realised. The exchange of uses or a later extension with new space units corresponds to the basic principle.

 

EZN14
Floor plan typologies

 

EZN10
Habitat

 

EZN9
Context

 

EZN19
Visualisation: self-construction: façade panels, kitchen- and sanitary installations

 

EZN18
Interior spaces with different microclimatic properties

ProgramResidential district, integration of existing of historic building inventory
StatusEUROPAN 6, 1st prize
LocationNauen (near Berlin), Germany
ClientEUROPAN, German Association for the Promotion of architecture, Housing and Urban Planning
AreaSite: 2.8ha, TSA 15200 m2, USA 14000 m2
Construction3 types of precast concrete modules, facades with timber formwork, bitumen, aluminium panels
ServicesProgram and location analyses, strategic development, artistic concept, technical concept, design planning, visualisation
Date2001

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