Regensburg (DE)

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Scales XL/S

Team representative Architect, urbanist and landscape architect
Location Regensburg, Quartier Adalbert-Stifter-Straße / Vitusstraße
Population 168 000 inhabitants

Reflection site 124 ha - Project site 5 ha

Site proposed by Stadtbau-GmbH Regensburg
Actors involved Stadtbau-GmbH Regensburg, City of Regensburg
Owner(s) of the site Stadtbau-GmbH Regensburg, Evangelische Wohltätigkeitsstiftung Regensburg (EWR)

Commission after competition The Stadtbau GmbH plans to upgrade the neighbourhood as soon as possible with new construcion, conversion, renovation and modernisation as well as the implemantation of open space measures.

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Inhabited milieu's challenges

The Bavarian city of Regensburg, located on the Danube, is a prosperous large city with a high quality of life that enjoys great popularity in German city rankings. Around 170,000 residents live and work here, and the historic old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The competition site, which is home to an aging housing estate consisting of 18 apartment buildings, is located in the south of the city area and is about 4.2 hectares in size.
Most of the buildings in the project area were built in the 1960s and some have already been modernised or replaced by new construction. Due to the intended redevelopment measures, many flats are currently vacant, which means that there is an urgent and large structural restructuring potential.
The challenge is to carefully develop the existing neighbourhood in a sustainable way and to make it more attractive, mixed and colourful through 1. new construction, 2. conversion and 3. modernisation.
The new building is to be constructed on a currently empty plot in the middle of the neighbourhood. The conversion involves an existing building that is currently empty and can be extended, raised, restructured or partially demolished and rebuilt. The modernisation measures can be applied to several buildings. As these are also empty, the interior of the building can be reorganised and proposals for new uses can also be made.
Furthermore, the design task is to develop a holistic urban concept that takes into account both moderate redensification possibilities for housing and social and infrastructural needs (e.g. day care centre, café, community rooms, etc.).At the conceptual level, ideas for open spaces and the traffic situation (car parking spaces, pathways) should also be developed.

Questions to the competitors

How can the existing neighbourhood be revitalised through urban design, architectural, open space d and programmatic measures? How can a socially mixed, sustainable and lively neighbourhood be created? Which new buildings fit in with the existing ones? How can existing buildings be adapted, converted and further developed in a contemporary way? What floor plans are needed for a heterogeneous group of users? How do single parents or students live? What does communal living mean? Can co-working be integrated? What social infrastructure does such a neighbourhood need? Where is there a day-care centre or a small café? Where are communal or private gardens, a youth room or communal areas? Where does the heterogeneous neighbourhood meet - indoors, outdoors or on the roofs?
What do potentially adaptable floor plans look like? Is it possible to live and work in one house? How should the ground floor zones be designed to promote exchange and togetherness? What open spaces are needed? Where do the children play, what do the young people do, where do the elderly linger?
And what about traffic? How many parking spaces are needed? How can other modes of transport be promoted? Where are bicycles parked? Are there small mobility hubs? What could a future-oriented mobility concept for the neighbourhood look like?
What is the significance of climate-friendly building in this task? What do concrete climate adaptation strategies look like? What alternative heat supply could there be in the future instead of current gas and oil heating systems?
Stadtbau-GmbH Regensburg would like to revitalise the housing estate as soon as possible and therefore wants concrete ideas for the neighbourhood.

Questions on the site

Good morning. I have already registered and paid the fees to enter the Europan contest in Regensburg (DE), but I cannot download the documentation - contest files. The link "Complete site folder" and "Specific documents" gives an error. How can I download all the contest documentation?

Hello, the other teams seem to not have that problem. We suggest that you try another browser. It that does not help, please contakt Europan Europe direktly:

How many parking spots are there in the existing underground parking garage?

There are 31 parking spaces in the underground car park under Adalbert-Stifter-Straße 31 (new building).


There are some more ducuments - you can download them under or look in the folder "New Documents after Launch" on the server.

The green area in between Vitusstr. and the stadium (parking spot) - can it be integrated into the urban planning? Ist it private or public? Is it possible to create a connection to its pathway along the stadium?

Answer: No, the area should not be included the overall concept.

Is it allowed to change or remove the garages on the land, owned by the EWR? Are the garages essential?

Answer: Yes, you can change of remove the garages - if your concept is convincing.

Is it possible to use drawings in a scale of 1:200 instead of 1:100 to show? Sketches in the scale of 1:100 would take up too much space.

Answer: Yes, as written in the brief, you can use 1:200 or 1:100 drawings-depending on your design.

I would like to ask about Leo Wild, the architect of the buildings here. Unfortunately we couldn't find any information about Leo Wild on the internet. We need the architect's life, understanding and ideas of architecture. The architect built these buildings in 1962. In the competition documents provided to us, we only found the architect's name and the date. We would like to receive detailed information from you about the architect.

This site is connected to the following theme

Transforming neighbourhoods and buildings towards an inclusive milieu

A Second Life! is a metamorphosis of a situation. The challenge is to regenerate and to support spaces in need of transformation from a new perspective towards the pre-existences and the hidden treasures that are already there. A new revalorization of all kind of resources – natural, heritage, energy, flows, economy, social… It means to reconsider uses and new proximities linking ecological and social dynamics. How to be attentive and welcoming to differences and vulnerabilities nourished by inhabited milieus facing climate change?

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