How can a dialogic planning process initiate an urban development strategy that is both more open and more precise than a master plan?
Based on the framework conditions of the cooperative closed-meeting planning procedure “Knüpfwerk Atzgersdorf” carried out in 2011, urban planning principles for the construction of approx. 1,500 apartments were developed for the concrete surrounding area of Scherbangasse. Interdisciplinary dialogue was at the centre of development: Design as a dialogical process in which district, urban planning, property developers, building contractors, architects and planners enter into a dialogue.
The figure of the carrée implies integrative urban district planning that transcends existing borders and individual projects and reanchors the area around Scherbangasse and the “Knüpfwerk Atzgersdorf”. The design, which places equal emphasis on historical, programmatic and spatial references, responds to the fragmentary structure of the surroundings by organising communal facilities, attractive connections and open spaces as the central elements of the design. Social, economic and ecological factors interact synergistically in Carrée Atzgersdorf: Mobility is understood as a social programme, landscape as infrastructure, economy as a call for intelligent programming.