Ideas competition for Wessling
1st Prize for ATP’s bidder consortium with Logo verde
ATP Munich and Logo verde succeeded in convincing the jury of the ideas competition for Wessling’s new town center. The central requirement of the invited urban and landscape design competition was the development of an aesthetically high quality and historically appropriate overall concept for the new car-free heart of the idyllically located Bavarian municipality of Wessling. The key task was to reshape the area of the railway station with a marketplace and a local shopping center.
Florian Beck, Head of Design at ATP Munich, explained the concept behind the winning project. “The objective of the urban remodeling is to inject life into the center and create a high-quality visitor experience. In doing this it was important to us to retain the structure and village-like charm of the municipality.”
The concept by ATP Munich envisages a robust urban structure which can adapt to all requirements and potential uses. The concept is designed to guarantee phased, flexible and uncomplicated implementation. According to the competition jury, ATP’s urban concept is “characterized by highly independent building volumes whose articulated edges encourage the creation of flowing and exciting open spaces. The central square opens up a series of broad and narrow visual axes and subtly draws the surroundings into the concept. The retention of the existing trees which define the eastern edge of the square is particularly welcome. The large volumes of the supermarket, drugstore and municipal building merge respectfully into the urban structure.”