Why not have the dance of two solitaire buildings engender better urban space than the dignified lines of peripheral development with certified urban planning?
For the neighborhood development of the former Campagnerreiter-Areal in Innsbruck, a master plan was created, in the scope of a cooperative process, that defined the polygonally divided construction site of prespecified density. The competition submissions were meant to propose, on the basis of this guideline, a concrete development for the first site, which was to accommodate around 300 apartments, a supermarket, and other retail spaces on the ground floor.
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 dissolve at the same time.