Master Design Projects


WiSe 20/21: Flingern Aufgemischt (M3 Mixed use in the block)

The Düsseldorf district of Flingern is characterized by an interface of heterogeneous urban structures in which the individual atmospheres get lost in chaotic spatial structure. The current situation calls for a structuring of the quarter as well as new impulses for a sustainable and resilient urban development. Under the main idea of a mixed-use city, flexible use- and buildingtypologies are developed that carefully deal with existing structures and complement them with new offerings. Clearly defined open space along the existing railroad tracks connects individual subareas and lends the neighborhood an identity-giving element. Publicly effective ground-floor layouts allow for their uses to move fluidly into the public space and strengthen the importance of this axis.

Work by: Isabel Behne, Alena Cohrs, Linda Neumeier


WiSe 20/21 | Johannes Göderitz Prize "The new city"

With the lignite phase-out, the Rhenish mining area is facing extensive change. In the course of this, a new city foundation is proposed at the Garzweiler open pit lake that counters the settlement pressure of the surrounding metropolitan regions while pursuing sustainable land management. The village of the 2032 Olympic Games in the Rhine-Ruhr region serves as the nucleus for the new city at the Garzweiler open pit lake. From this, a lively, resilient and flexible city can develop in the following years and decades, offering a high quality of life for a colorful, grassroots and networked society. The central design themes here were dealing with the former villages and structures that were lost due to open-cast mining, the formation of a polycentric system for a "city of short distances" as well as the location on the shore of the open-cast mining lake and the linking of water and land through the new city of Püttweiler.

Work by: Paula Erckmann and Eva Krings


RE LAB - Urban Resources in the Climate Quarter

The former site of the Lützow barracks is the focus of a sustainable, cycle-oriented neighborhood development. As a central contact point for the handling of secondary materials, the Re-Lab is developing into a pioneering project. The ensemble consisting of a multifunctional Re-use hall, the material department store and an innovation center with start-up incubator demonstrates how sustainable concepts can be implemented in everyday life. The square around which the buildings are grouped plays a key role in the urban structure as a space for action, a place to stay and a connection to the green.

Work by: Katharina Heinze and Sara Wendler