Planning principles

Many recent projects demonstrate the complexity of today's urban development projects and how hard they are to plan. It is becoming increasingly difficult to predict future developments precisely.

The more precision and detail in their formulation, the more they are subject to uncertainty. It is therefore better to build on the basis of principles that are used to guide planning, instead of on a basis of supposed truths. In the case of the Bredella neighbourhood planning, the following six planning principles form a common thread for the long-term development of central Pratteln and the preparation of the urban development guideline project:

New key settlement area
New key settlement area

The condensed construction around the railway station sets a new course for the way ahead. The direct access to the railway station is an ideal basis for a diverse urban neighbourhood. A new key settlement area for Pratteln and the Basel metropolitan area can emerge here.

Stepping over the tracks
Stepping over the tracks

Stepping over the tracks opens up new space for further development of the town Pratteln. Around the railway station, there are several sites predestined for inward development. 

Interconnection
Interconnection

The transformation from an industrial site into a place to live and work brings an opportunity for comprehensive urban renewal. The individual settlement zones are interwoven. Permeable structures, public spaces and new connections promote strong relationships between the individual neighbourhoods.     

Change of image
Change of image

The urban neighbourhood by the railway station is a sustainable addition to Pratteln's compartmentalised residential neighbourhoods, historical village centre and large industrial sites, as well as to the newly planned district Salina Raurica, down the Rhine near Augst.

Urban context
Urban context

The future district Bredella is conceived on the basis of the urban context and the site's existing structures. Two historical industrial buildings take on new significance as structures that create a sense of identity in the neighbourhood.     

Future-oriented
Future-oriented

Bredella is conceived, planned, built and run in a sustainable and forward-looking way. The urban development and architecture meet the latest standards, with the goal of implementing the 2000-watt guidelines. Indigenous plants promote biodiversity in the green open spaces.