Aren’t building plots most wonderful when their urban planning assumptions are undermined to such an extent in a moment of schizoid joy that the block edge turns into a micro-quarter?
The corner plot of the new Siemensäcker residential quarter forms the entrance to the new connecting road in the direction of the municipal railway. Zoning is based on the result of the cooperative procedure (see “The Urban Kilometre”). On an urban base with up to three storeys, two high-rise buildings are to be erected, 22 and 35 metres high. The active ground floor zone starts at the corner with a supermarket and directs its residents and visitors into the “urban alley” via a series of micro-units, where the activities are to be concentrated.