The project is approaching the topic of public space at the periphery by two strategies with differing levels of intervention. Three types of residents, with appropriate radiuses of activity, are introduced in order to evaluate the existing situation in the study area. This method guides to a re-interpretation of the urban quarter so that existing but often hidden qualities are enhanced and re-valuated. An overall development plan fosters the spatial and temporal correlations of the several small scale projects as well as it calls for cooperation between different players (i.e. public private partnership for street furniture).
The housing project itself reacts to the insularity of the periphery: It forms a new island which clearly separates the outside to define an inside. The so generated courtyard is divided into individual, smaller scaled areas and - considering the residents - equipped with specific programmes.
In order to encourage a feeling of identity the whole project is divided into ten individual houses with a specific range of apartment types and common spaces. On the inhabited roof level common areas and pathways are offering a tour over the roofs.
To constitute a community of the new residents a participative activation process is accompanying the actual planning and building process. The widely differing individual needs concerning social infrastructure and services can be fulfilled within a modular system of facilities.