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Bitterfeld-Wolfen - Germania
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pianificazione urbana - paesaggio
The model for a successful urban living is one where boundaries between living working and playing are blurred, public space is highly prized and the quality of urban life is substantially improved.
A Master-plan has to work both from the inside-out and from the outside-in: there needs to be a relationship between the internal and external spaces. It must respond to the challenges of scale, to the individual and to the greater urban context of the city. It also has to set a strong lead for the future design of buildings giving a clear indication of the rules by which they will coexist, detailing relationships to the public realm and the nature of the space around them. The ultimate atmosphere of a future piece of urban form is created during this early process.
Our proposal for the Bitterfeld-Wolfen masterplan has incorporated this approach understanding the impor potentiality of a site in such a treasured location, aiming to create a synergy between a touristic destina and the development of a successful extension that enriches and regenerates the existing city. It is this balance that can establish a sense of place that draws on the past while also creating a framework for the future.
In the definition of a guideline grid characterizing the new design of the urban area, establishing key compo and principles for its development and basis for the new landscape, “The Cretto” by Alberto Burri has inspired the multiple fragmented hexagonal shapes of our design. In particular “The Cretto” resembles a dried up clay lake bed, demonstrating the energy of the surface; simi the design intent is to integrate architecture and nature through an open adaptable design grid guiding principle for a strategic thinking and a flexible programming of interventions.
This design approach offers creative possibilities for the project to be adaptable within phases of intervention or even long-term territorial transformations that affect the site, enhancing a further organic grow out of the initial boundary. The proposal integrates the park into the urban fabric reinterpreting the topography creating graceful new spaces and structures that contribute to a memorable and thrilling contemporary design as well as creating interesting new walkways through natural landscape and sport activities.
The plan restores shape and extent of Bitterfeld town centre with a sustainable urban expansion around the Goitzsche Lake transforming a former industrial land, much of it contaminated through years of industrial neglect to create parklands that provided a celebratory setting for generations to come.

collaboratori: Federico Caserta, Fiamma Ficcadenti, Nadya Vereshchagina
modello: Leo Viola

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