Client City of Ulm
Year 2016

Open two-phase
urban planning

Site 11,2 ha
Gross Building Area 101.025 m²
Landscape Lavaland + Treibhaus,
Team Aly Samir Elsayed
Marisol Rivas
Christian Schmutz

A-U-R-A HKU (594KB)

The urban structure, as found in the surrounding area, is characterised by a diffuse open urban design of housing areas: an accumulation of urban patterns over the last decades. The proposed scheme for the conversion area forms a new distinctive urban pattern, a spatial focal point with its densified qualities and thus a new piece of town emerges.

The quarter interlinks with its surrounding be means of two spatially defined open spaces: in the Northeast a square connects directly to the tram stop. A station for sustainable mobility is established with charging stations for bikes and cars, a bike shop and parking for car sharing. From the open space in the Southwest one reaches the Stifterweg commercial centre. This space forms a new spatial centre for the whole Eselsberg area and benefits from its proximity to the fort, a strong identity carrier. Here one finds gastronomy in the ground floor and open space for neighbourhood activities. A pedestrian bridge connects to the fort, whose topography and spaces invite the inhabitants to stroll and to participate in particular events and festivities. The new area is structured into clear small-parcelled plots where a variety of dwelling forms meet: stacked row houses, flats for singles, students, families and elderly people, whether in own property, as tenants or as co-housing.

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Figure ground plan

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