Can exactly what no longer works become the driving force behind the new uses of a railway station area?
A new city quarter is to be built on the site of the abandoned Nuremberg Süd railway station. The development of approximately 700,000m2 GFA is planned on the approx. 90-hectare area; residential and commercial uses with the corresponding subsequent facilities are intended. A gradual development in four stages or modules, taking into account existing uses and new public infrastructure provision, is to be proposed. About one third of the area is to be preserved as open space, as a generous “green centre” for the south of Nuremberg. The existing and partly protection-worthy ruderal vegetation is suggested in the tender as potential to be taken up.
Added value 1: THE LANDSCAPE SETS THE COURSE The valorisation of the existing is a more radical reinvention than the staging of the unprecedented. Existing landscape elements are framed and form the starting point of urbanisation. Added value 2: STABLE AND ELASTIC The stable, attractive frame of the identity-forming open space design creates open development fields as autonomous but interplaying spaces of possibility.