Category: projects

The Nature of the City (Stadtbaupuzzle, Berlin) - Awarded

Procedure type
Urban design ideas competition

Services provided by p.a.
Urban design
Sustainability concept

Steffen Wurzbacher
Dominic Plag

Awarding authority
HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH 

Processing period
Feb 2020 until Mar 2021 

Further project partners
UTA Architekten und Stadtplaner GmbH
Köber Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH

Brief description
The design deals with the topic of sustainable housing under "laboratory conditions". A fictitious site of 400mx400m is to be gridded with 16 square sub-areas that form an overall urban structure. Our approach consists of two networks that overlap. The green space network allows for retreat spaces and views into the greenery, while the transportation network defines the busier zones. At the intersections, the first floors are activated as public and semi-public spaces. A diverse, mixed cultural and educational offering and a traffic-calmed mobility concept are further features of the design.