The city of Graz is currently experiencing and will continue to experience the highest percentage population growth of all Austrian cities. For ecological reasons, this growth can no longer take place on a "greenfield site". Therefore, the focus is increasingly shifting to areas that appear suitable for more intensive and higher quality use. The area north-east of the main railway station along the railway belt represents a special potential here - the current use as scrap metal - and parking for industry and commerce is not a long-term future prospect.
Inspired by the Flemish model "Betonstop", we will develop sustainable urban planning designs for this area, which will provide a high-quality, well-connected urban quarter with a suitable mix of uses and an adequate supply of green space.
Based on urban structural considerations, we will work out construction volumes and their usage mix as well as development on a scale of 1:1000, with a special focus on public space and its networking. Subsequently, we will elaborate parts of the design in more detail on different scale levels.