Urban development projects
Three 1st prizes for ATP Munich in 2016.
Munich, 31st December 2016 – ATP Munich is riding high in urban development projects in the region. In 2016 the ATP office in the Bavarian capital won three competitions in partnership with the landscape designers Logo verde. The sustainable concepts for the new center of the Bavarian municipality of Weßling and for the urban development of the districts of Thon and Gebersdorf in Nuremburg convinced the competition juries.
The central challenge of the invited competition in Weßling was to design an aesthetically high-quality and appropriate overall concept which would both revitalize the center of the municipality and offer a good visitor experience while retaining the area’s rural charm. In the words of the competition jury, ATP’s design is shaped by “discrete building volumes whose broken edges create flowing and dynamic open spaces. The central square opens up with a series of larger and smaller views which knowingly draw the surroundings into the concept.”
ATP responded to the competition brief for Nuremburg’s Thon district by conceiving a harmonic and flexibly usable urban quarter. The proposal envisages both the energetic integration of the existing buildings and the creation of a green connecting axis. The jury praised the overall concept as “carefully thought through” and the urban design approach as “representing a valuable contribution to the solution of the overall design challenge by means of a convincing primary spatial system, a well-located district square and a well-judged understanding of scale.”
The competition in Gebersdorf, another district in Nuremberg, called for a high quality urban concept for the district with an emphasis on peaceful and high-quality living for children and the elderly. ATP’s design proposes a calm residential area which is protected against noise and will also serve as a new center for the Gebersdorf district. The competition jury paid particular attention to the well-thought-through integration of the transport network. “The twin orientations of Gebersdorferstraße and Bibertstraße are picked up and combined. This leads to a natural organization of the new district along an easily accessible green corridor with a pedestrian promenade”. The careful approach to the existing trees was also viewed very positively.