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Concept 2

Neustadt Recomposed

The aim of the concept is to reorganise the distribution of uses in Neustadt.

The first step is to differentiate the distribution of uses on a large scale for the entire city.

The subsequent translation into the playful form of a jigsaw puzzle shows the boundaries and interrelationships between the identified uses. The weighting of the uses becomes clear through the size of the puzzle pieces. The transformation into this chosen formal language simplifies the visualisation of the use of different measures and adapted uses in the further course.


In order to elaborate and present a mix of uses, the uses in the jigsaw puzzle of the city are further differentiated. In doing so, the boundaries of the conflicting uses are questioned in terms of their meaningfulness and functionality.

The icons on the map show in detail the different uses at the boundaries. They make it clear why, in certain places, an interlocking and thus also a transition between the different uses is considered good and judged to be functioning. In places where the transition between different uses is weaker, i.e. limited and in need of improvement, colourless puzzle pieces are inserted. These indicate the need for further action.

Central Idea

With the help of a matrix, overarching solutions (measures) will be developed for border areas that can be improved. The aim is to check the compatibility of different uses and to work out the advantages and disadvantages. The matrix is therefore not only applicable to Neustadt, but is also generally valid for the further development of an area.

The focus is on transitions that are currently not working. When the matrix is applied, a 'mixing section' can be used. These are primarily designed to mix two uses, but can also be linked together.


In certain areas, however, the matrix does not apply. This is the case, for example, where there is a homogeneous structure of use or where the boundaries are particularly hard. In these places, the use of 'special places' or 'breaking points' should be used. These can be impulse generators or represent the establishment of an innovation.

In special places, the uses of the surroundings are taken up and interpreted as mixed uses. In these cases, a unique use, such as animal care, is recommended. In the case of the use of predetermined breaking points, on the other hand, completely new uses are used.  These new uses are currently lacking in the area. They can be well combined with the existing stock.


The predetermined breaking point in Pelzerhaken at Deepensoll is an example of how an area in Neustadt can be developed. It reflects the complexity of the puzzle and represents a kind of puzzle within a puzzle, like a zoom-in. It shows how uses interlock in new and small ways.

The adjacent landscape structures are taken up and incorporated into the planned area. These include linear structures that interlock with the building typology, and two-dimensional transitions that emerge from the field structure. The youth hostel, the meadow orchard and the forest nursery form the centrepiece or prelude.

The design provides new, sustainable facilities while blending seamlessly with the existing buildings.

Saskia Fleischer, Marc Fritzemeier, Ante-Akira Kutschke, Inga Leicher, Rahel Nicolaus, Marleen Schlüter

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