Two overarching factors feed into the overarching principle of urban design: the vicinity of the terrain to a traffic-intensive street axis and the western railway line and the requirement for a high density of the resulting building. In response, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, which won the competition for this urban master plan, characterized the new interpretation of the historic district as a compact block structure, which will enter into a dialogue with their environment and be well-connected with the surrounding urban fabric and its functional characteristics. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The configuration and architecture of the buildings form a compact formulation, an open structure that responds in a consistent manner to the existing circumstances and constitutes a clear implementation of forming a high degree of identity. A north-south-oriented, central boulevard runs through the main axis of the quarter. At both ends, it expands to a space-like situation of great appeal to interweave urban as well as functionally in a consistent manner with the surrounding urban space. Groups are composed of three buildings for the new quarter. All sides by a diverse network of trails surrounded the building hofförmig formulated the production of compact groups repeat at the same time opening that characterizes the overall concept of the ensemble.
While the facades along the railway line and the traffic-facing side of the road to Moscow are closed by glass balconies and a compact show takes place on the noisy side away from the ensemble, a generous opening of the building envelopes to the patios. This provides private gardens, lawns and terraces for a lively, intense outer cover. The design of paths and courtyards of the building groups under consideration is continuous on their respective use. The existing topography of the city, with its gentle slope to the railroad track, are integrated into the site grading and the total area utilized for the formation of functional areas.
Architects: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Architects (execution plan): Wenzel + Wenzel
Structural engineer: Werner Sobek
Building planning: Werner Sobek
Thermal physics: WAS Green Technology
Competition: 2011 [1st prize]
Total gross floor area: 114,000 m²
Gross floor area: 180,000 square meters above ground
Land area: 38,000 m²
Built-up area: 22,000 m²
Height: 25-69 m
Apartment units: 404
Floor number: 70-20