Ingolstadt (DE)

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Team representative Architect, urbanist and landscape architect
Location Ingolstadt, Audi-Ring
Population 141 582 inhabitants

Reflection site 75 ha - Project site 10 ha

Site proposed by City of Ingolstadt
Actors involved City of Ingolstadt
Owner(s) of the site City of Ingolstadt and private owners

Commission after competition It is planned to conduct further studies in a next step. Depending on the results of the competition, the involvement of the winning teams is desirable.

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Inhabited milieu's challenges

The city of Ingolstadt is located in southeastern Germany and is the second-largest city in Upper Bavaria after Munich. Today, the northwestern urban area is characterized by a heterogeneous settlement structure of commerce, offices, housing, gray infrastructure, vacant lots, parks, and agricultural land, and is under significant growth and development pressure. The challenge is to design a new, lively, mixed-use district in the project area while considering traffic. The large roundabout, known as the Audi-Ring, can remain in its current form or be completely reimagined if a plausible alternative traffic solution is proposed.
The study area includes the roundabout, the northward adjacent commercial area with large-scale retail, and the areas to the east consisting of green spaces and gray infrastructure. These include the adjacent garden show grounds (a recently constructed, intensively maintained park), a green space with sports fields and agricultural land south of Richard-Wagner-Straße, and Fort-Haslang-Park. These fragmented green spaces are intended to be conceptually integrated into a cohesive unit in the Europan design and become a component of the city’s future second green ring.
We are seeking designs that demonstrate a forward-looking perspective for the northwestern urban area. The new district should serve as an important step in the direction of the future as a mixed-use urban block.

Questions to the competitors

The task is to develop forward-thinking urban planning ideas for the area around the current roundabout.What uses are neces- sary to create a lively district? What do the ground floor uses and connections to public spaces look like? What building typologies are suitable for multifunctional buildings? Should the roundabout be preserved? In its current form? Should it be rebuilt? Or disappear entirely? And if so, how can traffic be organized? Show us your ideas for mobility of the future.
How can a vibrant urban space be created in the project area that is ecologically and socially sustainable and offers attractive habitats for people, flora, and fauna? Social aspects can be found in the possible spatial program and in the formulation of the structural designs - where are meeting places, where can synergies be created through multicode design (e.g., living, working, social infrastructure)? How can «community» be promoted through structural settings and offerings? What are the private, public, and semi-public areas in the district, buildings, and open spaces?
How can flexible, adaptable building typologies be created that serve many, even changing, user groups and generate a social mix? What will happen to the asylum seekers currently in temporary containers in the project area? What does ecological urban planning look like, particularly with regards to climate protection and adaptation? How can land use and surface sealing be minimized? What are your plans for rainwater in the new district? Are there graywater uses? Animal-aided design? How can the city of the future be cooled?


Questions on the site

Point 3.1 of the competition document refers to the north-western part of the city. Which area of the narrower or wider project area is meant by this?

The project area is mostly located within the district "Friedrichshofen-Hollerstauden". This is divided into three further sub-districts. The Audi-Ring is located in the sub-district "Friedrichshofen".
Within the area under consideration there are also parts of the districts "Nordwest" and "Mitte". 
(See file New Documenta after upload "District Friedrichshofen-Hollerstauden").

This information only serves to classify the site within the urban fabric and has no relevant effect on the competition task.

The mass transport study was already completed in 2022. Are there any initial decisions for a future traffic solution?

If the local transport study means the mass transport study, then the population was informed about the current status in November 2022. 
The study has not yet been completed and the remaining variants "Busway" and "Tramway" are currently being examined. No decision has been made at this stage. 

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