This is also true for architecture and urban planning, if we understand both as parts of systems. We think of designing, planning, and building as team work enabling the best ideas to prevail. For this reason CITYFÖRSTER works as a partnership supported by an interdisciplinary network. With you we develop better solutions for working and learning, housing and living.
The residential crown is a prototype of settlement 2.0. Rooftops of retail and office buildings as well as parking garages are activated, attractive locations are opened up, existing infrastructures are used more efficiently and the mixture of programs in the city center is improved. The existing parking garage is complemented with penthouses as part of the renovation of façade and entrance area. These residential units distinguish formally from the existing building structure and simultaneously give the building a harmonious completion. Entrances and circulation of the building have been reorganized so that independent addresses for the car park and the residential building are clearly recognizable. The residential building is accessed (barrier-free) via a representative lobby on the ground floor with exclusive elevators that lead directly to the central, landscaped residential courtyard. The residential units are accessible from this common space. Each apartment (50 to 120m²) has a spacious, private terrace overlooking the rooftops of the city.
CITYFÖRSTER architecture + urbanism and FELIXX Landscape Architects & Planners, supported by freiwurf LA and R+T Traffic Planning, are selected for the development of Dietenbach, a new urban district of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. This new district is located at the edge of the city center, covering an area of 100ha, supposed to house up to 14.000 inhabitants in 5.500 new dwellings. Out of 28 high-profile international teams, 4 teams are selected and commissioned to elaborate their plans.
This year Cityförster is part of the Urban Future World Conference in Vienna. Oliver Seidel will talk about transformations of Cities. He will present our recently completed Perspektivplan Freiburg 2030. The Urban Future Global Conference will take place from February 28th to March 2nd. Looking forward to meeting you there.
Building sustainability: architecture's role in changing cities
Time: Wednesday, 28. February 9.00-10.30
Location: Exhibition & Congress Center • Messe Wien • Room Stolz 2
The city of Bremerhaven has selected our concept "Lune Delta° - designed as closed-loop cycles" as the winner from a cooperative workshop process!
The Lune Delta° is a sustainable industrial park developed by taking into account the Cradle to Cradle philosophy. Thus, the project is pointing the way into a future for sustainable and interconnected economic structures. Our concept is strongly influenced by the landscape and emphasizes a divers and cycle-oriented industrial park, that operates communicatively and cooperatively. Together with urbanegestalt and Transsolar we are very pleased about the great cooperation with the city of Bremerhaven and the growing interest in such novel concepts and planning approaches.
The aim of this project was that, including participation of residents, landlords and businesses, the inner-city quarter ‚Scheelen- und Osterstraße' in Hildesheim should regain more of a profile. Via a process including all stakeholders Cityfoerster developed a vision and a design concept for the public realm, which can be implemented in phases. The project is mainly based on the efficient collaboration of the city of Hildesheim, it's marketing agency, the society HBA as well as local residents group: During frequent public consultations design stages where presented, discussed and schemes to be realized ascertained. An essential aspect of the long- term success of the project is the resident's acceptance and financial support. Through stakeholder meetings the resident's aspirations where systematically incorporated into the design progress. Furthermore effective actions and press- coverage created a high degree of publicity, which generated acceptance as well as financial engagement of all residents and stakeholders.