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.
“Scheunenviertel” (barn quarters) with paths, pencil and oil crayon on paper, 42 x 29,7 cm
Stage of development I: historic building stock
Stage of development II: building
Stage of development III: neighbourhood
Regulation lines for the integration of self-development processes
Translation of the building densities according to the site occupancy index into the plot structure and building typology
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.
Floor plan typologies
Visualisation: self-construction: façade panels, kitchen- and sanitary installations
Interior spaces with different microclimatic properties
|Program||Residential district, integration of existing of historic building inventory|
|Status||Competition EUROPAN 6, 1st prize|
|Location||Nauen (near Berlin), Germany|
|Client||EUROPAN, German Association for the Promotion of architecture, Housing and Urban Planning|
|Area||Site: 2.8ha, TSA 15200 m2, USA 14000 m2|
|Construction||3 types of precast concrete modules, facades with timber formwork, bitumen, aluminium panels|
|Services||Program and location analyses, strategic development, artistic concept, technical concept, design planning, visualisation|