AUGSBURG TEXTILE-DISTRICT




GREEN CORRIDOR

OPEN
REALIZATION
COMPETITION

2. PRIZE

The water channels Herrenbach and Proviantbach are among the most important structuring elements within the surrounding urban fabric of Augsburg’s textile quarter. In their combination of anthropogenic-constructional and natural elements, they refer to different stages of the city's urbanization.

The aim of the design is to increase the conciseness of the watercourses and the quality of stay along the waterfront areas. Given the length of the watercourse and the variety of adjacent areas, a strong unification does not seem appropriate. Accordingly, a number of recurring settings are proposed. This includes a coherent surface of self-binding gravel and a reappearing paving in areas which are subject to more stress.

The watercourse is divided by pedestrian and traffic bridges. These crossing points are particularly important as they link major infrastructure to the watercourse. Thus they are to be emphasized as entrance situations.

As a 'clasp', they accentuate important interfaces and transition points. As a prelude and endpoint to the respective section, they connect the individual subspaces to one another. These subspaces themselves are upgraded with restrained, selective measures such as wood decks and hedges in their respective peculiarities and functionalities.

Team
Competition
Ulrike Böhm, Cyrus Zahiri, Katja Benfer,Tim Wildner, Laura Veronese, Rita Leal, Ann-Kristin Haeger, Kerstin Paul, Lidia Beltran
Year09/2012
TagsCompetitions, Waterfront, Development Concept, Green Corridor