M1Göderitz Price 2022 - The beauty of the great roadCopyright: © Institut für Entwerfen und Städtebau Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft Leibniz Universität Hannover
Winter Semester 2021/22
Duration: one semester
"The Miracle of Hanover" was the title of a 1959 issue of SPIEGEL magazine, which was based on the uncompromising implementation of the vision of a car-friendly city by Rudolph Hillebrecht, the city's then head of construction.
At that time, a multi-lane ring road was built around Hanover's inner city, for the construction of which a considerable amount of historic building fabric was sacrificed. Starting from this ring, wide traffic axes connected the city center with long-distance traffic. These roads are by no means a special feature of the city of Hannover. They characterize the cityscape of almost every major German city and thus the everyday life of many people. These streets and their adjacent. Development are completely subjected to the logic of motorized individual traffic. They are heavily polluted by noise and particulate matter and act as almost insurmountable barriers in the urban fabric. But what would happen to these streets if the traffic turnaround were to have its full effect?
In the winter semester, we will examine this question using the example of Vahrenwalder street, one of the busiest streets in streets in Hannover, which runs from the city center to the A2 freeway in the north. We want to take a look into the future - a future after the after the mobility turnaround and a vision of the Great Road after the car-friendly city.