WUNSIEDEL OLD TOWN




URBAN SQUARE

SEMI-OPEN REALIZATION
COMPETITION

2. PRIZE

Wunsiedel’s urban layout is characterized by the superimposition of medieval and classical ideas of order and their respective peculiarities. Both periods manifest themselves not only in their relative materiality, but also through important institutions and offers of the city such as the mountain museum, the rock labyrinth, the city theater or the festivals.

The described spatial systems are to be strengthened in their conciseness and distinctiveness. For that to happen, they are assigned intrinsic surface materials. Important functional buildings with land mark purposes each receive entrée surfaces made of plate bands in front. Besides their referential and orientational function, the areas are particularly suitable for a use through shops and cafés.

The transverse axes Maximilianstraße and Ludwigstraße are each accompanied by a loose row of trees. Selective individual trees and copses emphasize special places. The entire inner city is equipped with independent and distinctive furniture.

For densification purposes, resepctively suitable typologies are proposed. A retrofitting proposal generically visualizes the development potential of the urban edges around the market square. A mix of different uses (market, commercial functions and housing) is suggested.

ClientStadt Wunsiedel
Team
Competition
Ulrike Böhm, Cyrus Zahiri, Katja Benfer, Kerstin Paul, Anna Vogels, Tim Wildner, Gabriela Wallbraun, Laura Strandt
Year09/2013
TagsCompetitions, Urban Square, Architecture, Urban Planning, Development Concept