Innerer Westen, Regensburg

Competition of urban- and landscape planning

Regensburg lacks of inner-city residential areas, where urban living is possible and attractive. It´s necessary to create urban districts, which offer a livable alternative for living in the historic city center or the suburban areas.
So that "living in the city" in Regensburg isn't any longer meant to be "living in the historic city".
The Innere Westen is to be developed as a typical urban residential area, with close distances to the castle and the historic city center. The highly central location and the good connection to public transport allow for modern urban and family-friendly living in the neighborhood.

The residential area is divided into eleven blocks. Ten interstices between the blocks are devised as road area, district squares and green areas with different qualities.
The urban alleys are sideways composed by the buckled building line and form the connecting social spaces of the quarter. At the same time, the alleys link the adjacent urban districts in the north with the new Pionierpark in the south. The shape of the particular open spaces is defined by the strict order of the blocks and the different demands of the place and utilization.

The district square at the Kumpfmühler Brücke is the prelude of the new neighborhood. The building of the embattled bridge parapet, that houses retailing and offices, protects the square against the traffic noise. A broad passage connects the district square with the Kumpfmühler Straße.

Widening of the alleys form small squares for the immediate neighborhood and structure the traffic routing. Depending on the conditions of the particular area, green or stony squares are formed and therefore allow different utilizations.

Green alleys link the area with its environment in the north and the Pionierpark.
The main element in this part is the weir system, an eight meter high wall, which shields the park and the quarter against the roadbed and track. The super-ordinated bicycle lane is located outside the mounting and enables a fast connection to the city center or the open landscape.
The wall is used as Regensburgs' longest climbing wall and for production of solar energy. Along the path of the wall deck different situations for train-spotting or for watching outsourced activities arise. Stairs and ramps connect both areas.

The shaping of the material that is produced by excavating the building pit creates differentiated common areas. The Pionierpark brings together football grounds, playgrounds for children of different age and sunbathing areas. A broad promenade connects the smaller paths to a continuous belt.

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  • Client:

    City Objekte München GmbH

  • Architects:

    03 Architekten GmbH

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  • Prize:

    3rd prize

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Landschaftsarchitekten Stadtplaner
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