WALDSTRASSE

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Europan13

Gonzalo Gutierrez + Adrià Escolano+Alvaro Carrillo

 

– 1st Prize

 

Through an urban interior reform plan, we balance the north and south poles of the old town of Ingolstadt to obtain a more atomised occupation, using the green ring as the origin of the intervention and the absence of vegetation in the old town as an opportunity.
The HarderStrasse is transformed into an equipment with a unique identity which communicates the centre of the old town with the glacis, so that it works as a walkway to the ring and the NEW-ZOB, which is relocated in the north access of the wall, as a big, technified green space in the main north-south axis. This way, a new element would be created in order to strengthen quotidian identity. The street becomes a lineal park and the pedestrian not only has a public way, but also a nucleus of activity, where he or she can enjoy a comfortable public space at street level.
The new green axis is articulated in the north with the inherited esplanade from the OLD-ZOB, which can host a lot of different events controlled by the city council through a cultural agenda. The urban space mutates into a public scenography.
When expanding this activity of the city to the north, new spaces of opportunity are opened (supported by the current public spaces), either residential or civic ones. They can be occupied by permanent residents.

5 Strategies
FOREST STREET
FROM MONO-LARGE TO MULTI-MIX
HUB
PUBLIC INTERIORS
PATIOS FOR LOCALS
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 25 Actions
Restore forest edge path along the ring.
Build generous underpass.
Insert field activities with potential building equipments.
Clear north access landscape. Design view access point.
Design Bus Station and programs related to commuters.
Reduce to 70% the bus traffic redirecting some to Ingolstadt Nort.
Landscaping with tree nurseries for future planting in the city.
Reinforce the axis. Rename it to DIe Strasse der Feste.
Redesign actual car park space.
Highlight bus station access with pavement and landscape.
Reserve of space for events, Back of House.
Liberate the square from fix uses. Now, everything is possible.
Support shadow structure for square events.
Expand the wall ring with a new arch.
Priorize pedestrians to car users. Continuous pavement.
Update Unterer-Graben patio. Art Laboratory
Set a path for urban bus, residents and local services vehicles
Restrict car access
Foresting HarderStrasse
Incorporate existing open squares to public realm.
Open interior patios to public domain.
Activate patios with local agenda
Technify the public space with technical equipment
Management of the steet between public and private intersts

Location

Ingolstadt, Germany

Date

July 28, 2015