Concept for the development of a sustainable, livable and green quarter in the south-east of Leipzig
The right to the city as the right to a renewed green urban life.
Rapid population growth is often accompanied by a decline in the quality of the urbanization process. With our concept design, we aim to provide residents a balanced and sustainable green life. We encourage innovation through community and environmentally conscious living.
Sustainablility issues are particularly important to us. A key point is the coexistence of urban living and nature. Mixed uses of space are the most important aspects of successfully shaping public life in a piazza. In addition, many everyday uses are centrally located to make everyday life easier through short distances. The goal is to bring the community together and encourage social interactions.
In its current state, the area behind the Bayerischer Bahnhof seems just like any other wasteland.
It is a large open space packed with wild vegetation, surrounded by abandoned houses. It appears as an almost unused space. People go there to walk their dog or hang around, drinking and relaxing.
But the wasteland behind the Bayerischer Bahnhof also offers enormous design potential. Imagine: a thriving neighourhood – filled with arts and culture, a strong community bond and many different activities.
So, how is it possible to use the existing cultural structures that have been created over the years?
How does one design a neighbourhood that encourages strong interaction between people?
What activities can contribute to the creation of an active neighbourhood?
We have to answer all these questions when considering how to create a vibrant neighbourhood.