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Sociology & Society

A flexibility of uses and sustainable participation are central concepts when planning the urban space of tomorrow. Urban and landscape spaces that are open and can be used flexibly create the prerequisite for this.
Great flexibility of use is the prerequisite for a diverse appropriation of urban space. The basis for this diversity of uses in public space is a simple and robust spatial framework that can be used in various ways and, above all, by everyone. How such uses can look is defined within the framework of a social discourse. Participation is a process in which all the needs of users are brought together. We landscape architects can moderate this important discussion of public space and accompany it as specialists.
A loose structure of trees that again and again offers views of the surrounding urban spaces frames the central clearing in the new district park. A striking, spacious entrance area anchors the park on Thurgauerstrasse.
In the Elinor-Ostrom-Park, we have used a loose framework of trees to define open clearings in the park that facilitate a view of the surrounding urban spaces and the elevated railway line. The elevated railway links the different sections of the park as a spatial backbone and route for urban uses.
The neighbourhood streets in the western part of Wil near the railway station, which are plagued by slow-moving traffic and parked vehicles, are being traffic-calmed with trees and green spaces and thus gain in quality of stay. The measures have already been successfully implemented in two sub-areas.
An oasis for communal living has been realized in the middle of the lively Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg. A spacious, intensively planted roof area takes up this idea and explores the landscape architecture potentials of this form of housing.

Municipal Library, Heidenheim

The new library in Heidenheim forms a unique, sculptural urban building block surrounded by a bright public square space and streetscape. Planted areas structure the elongated area of the public square by taking up the projections in the building silhouette.
A loose “veil of trees” anchors Rudolf Bednar Park in the new city district and includes various offers—from a skater park to the tranquil district garden—under its canopy. Colorful play steles call to mind the reeds that were once found on the Danube floodplain.
In the course of the renovation of the nursing center, we adapted and upgraded the existing park-like garden to fulfill current requirements. A varied circular path connects the seating areas in the shade of existing or newly created groves of trees.
Within the framework of a cooperative planning process, we turned a parking area into an open, spacious public square for everyone. Benches in the shade of chestnut trees invite observing the goings-on around the new basin of water.

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