Urban development

The existing structures in and around the site, such as the railway station, industrial halls worth preserving, neighbouring development sites and surrounding streets, form the starting points and anchor points for urban development.

The urban structure of the new district is oriented towards urban ideals. These include tolerable density (but not constriction), diversity, mixed usage and easy orientation, as well as streets, paths, squares, fascinating visual links and public open spaces rich in variety.

The public open spaces provide a fixed structure for orientation of traffic flows, construction and infrastructure. The various recreational areas enable interesting spatial sequences. The large square Bahnhofplatz is followed by Neue Bahnhofstrasse, the new extension of the street Bahnhofstrasse. Narrow alleys alternate with open neighbourhood squares. Spacious green courtyards hide behind the buildings, which frame these outdoor spaces.

Bahnhofplatz Nord
Bahnhofplatz Nord

The new square Bahnhofplatz Nord is the public transport hub and point of arrival in Bredella.     

Neue Bahnhofstrasse
Neue Bahnhofstrasse

The new street Neue Bahnhofstrasse constitutes the new district's central, main means of access.     

Promenades
Promenades

Two broad north-south promenades provide far-reaching access to the new district.     

Neighbourhood squares
Neighbourhood squares

Whether they have a water feature, gravel surface or spacious lawn, the four neighbourhood squares are all recreational areas for the public.     

Alleys
Alleys

The site is subdivided by a fine-meshed route network for non-motorised traffic, whereby the alleys are seen as public thoroughfares.     

Courtyards
Courtyards

The semi-private courtyards serve as peaceful places of retreat for the residents.    

Construction zones
Construction zones

The frame around the new district's open spaces described above is provided by the buildings.