30-11-18 // 1 SQUARE, 2 LINKS AND 3 NEIGHBORHOODS Honourable Mention
View from the Glade Square to the Tree House Cafe
To link the area with the floodplain landscape and the park in the north, the old town of Lippstadt in the west and the University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt in the east on foot and by bicycle, we propose two new car-free foot and bike paths. As a result, the site is structured and divided into three neighborhoods. These new connections take advantage of the existing connections, such as access to the floodplain landscape in the north, a path in the east and the pedestrian underpass in the east of the district.
Glade Square, playgrounds and parks
In the southeast, where the two new footpaths and cycle paths meet, we create the so-called “Glade Square” as an identity-forming public space and crystallization point of the urban life within the district. Around the square catering, supply and small-scale retail are provided. In addition, there are two public green and open spaces of varying quality: the “Mixed forest park” with the “Tree house cafe” and a small theater with a gallery and the “Riparian forest park” in the north with a playground and a day care center. All three open spaces thematize the forest.
View from the west with the Residential Meadow Landscape in the foreground
Residential meadow landscape, Start-up strip and Campus
This results in three neighborhoods with different functional orientations, typologies, densities and heights for a sustainable, mixed-use, urban, lively but also adaptable neighborhood: a “Residential Meadow Landscape” as a family-oriented residential area, based on the adjoining small-scale development; a “Start-up Strip” that protects the entire site from noise, with studios for living and working, co-working, temporary housing, student apartments and studios; and a “Campus” as an extension of the Hella Globe campus for offices and services with residential units on the upper floors.
View from Steinstraße into the new car-free pedestrian and cycle path (southern link)
Typologies of the Residential Meadow Landscape
Title: 1 Square, 2 Links and 3 Neighborhoods
Project: Restructuring of the “Kernstadt Ost” in Lippstadt
Date: November 2018
Type: Restricted Urban Design Competition
Organizer: Post Welters + Partner, Dortmund, Germany
Location: Lippstadt, Germany
Site: Steinstraße, Lippstadt
Programme: Residential development with complementary service and office spaces
Awards: Honourable mention
Client: Municipality of Lippstadt
Team: Bernd Upmeyer, Danae Zachariaki, Lorenzo Gambara (BOARD), Silvia Lupini (LOOP)