Why not have the dance of two building clusters engender better urban space than the dignified lines of a perimeter block?
For the neighborhood development of the former Campagnerreiter-Areal in Innsbruck, a master plan had been created, defining the polygonal site and prescribing the density. 300 apartments, a supermarket, and other retail spaces on the ground floor had to be accomodated. The competition proposal suggsests a concrete development for the site on the basis of this guideline, reinterpreting them by splitting the plot in two, forming two plinth buildings with point types above, thereby opening up the block for views and sunlight.
The elongated outline of the construction site is reinterpreted as two clusters of buildings. Four point blocks are berthed at each core area, which serves as an oasis of open space and as a service zone at the cluster center. Two radial figures emerge—the flowers—which serve as a suspenseful counterpoint to the polygonal construction site figure: the lines of the site are precisely seized upon and dissolved at the same time.