Status: Competition (2015)
Clasification: 1 prize
Location: Landsberg am Lech, Germany
Coordinates: 48.005052, 10.860762
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Types: Masterplan, Public space
The approach to the site required time and study due to the complexity and the richness of its surroundings. The area is located between natural-artificial elements on all sides. We came to the conclusion that the center, both conceptually and geographically, of these opposing elements is exactly the project site. Therefore the proposal had not just to give answer to the residential demand, but also to an harmonious integration with these elements. Defining a landscape front to the new area; creating the right relation between an industrial environment and a community and naturalistic one. Integrating in a real way both the natural and the human environment.
The new buildings develop as they would flow from the new front , with a standard density at the beginning and then shading as they approach to the forest. In this way residential, cultural and every day facilities are properly spreaded in the site. The north-south roads are for cycling and walking use mainly to make this “in between” streets the main comunitary open spaces for the social needs of inhabitants. Inverserly, on the other side the green of the forest does the same, getting inside the site and fading as it gets closer to the industry. The structure and the organisation of this new living area will consist with a balance of nature and artificial elements, creating an environment with very different and unique features that works in sinergy with the deeply and strongly urban environment of the town of Landsberg.