The new Frankfurt district of: A second Northrend at the Römerhof

For the proposed new district at the Römerhof and the Nordend is the measure of all things: The architect Christoph Mäckler, who founded twelve years ago, the I

The new Frankfurt district of: A second Northrend at the Römerhof

For the proposed new district at the Römerhof and the Nordend is the measure of all things: The architect Christoph Mäckler, who founded twelve years ago, the Institute for architecture and urbanism, will address the urban structures of the popular green currently, the district is also in the design of the new district, and to today's societal needs. Like in Northrend there should also be at the Römerhof sheltered residential courtyards, beautiful, urban road facilities, a high density, short paths and functional and social diversity.

Mechthild Harting

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

Rainer Schulze

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

The urban design of the new residential area at the Römerhof offices is not Mäcklers, but was developed in a Workshop process between the city planning Department, the municipal housing company ABG, and the Institute for architecture and urbanism, which is engaged in a research project with the design of new parts of the city. On the basis of the urban design should be architecture competitions for each of the parcels awarded. "The more than a façade competitions," announces Mäckler. The architect speaks of a "pilot project", which is unique in Germany and an important contribution to overcoming the housing shortage make will. "After a hundred years, the Roman city, we have with Mike Joseph, a planning Department, dares to go similar to how, at the time, Ernst May new paths in urban development. This can not be trusted to be strong enough.“

No "entire streets with the same facade" more

The SPD politician Joseph confirmed on Thursday at the presentation of the draft that the proposed use mix of residential, retail, and Operated a district with a pilot character will arise. "We don't want to rebuild the green at the moment," he said, "but we want to create the qualities that there is in these old parts of the city, and in the new transfer." For the first time, going to stations with the residential area at the Römerhof from the public space of the streets, squares, front gardens and an indoor, quarter-thought and "not, as usual, from the development here". Two things are Josef especially on the heart: Am Römerhof, it will not give all the streets with the same facade. "We have learned from certain developments," said Joseph, without explicit reference to the adjacent European quarter be noted. The design of the Europe Allee had earned it the nickname of Stalin Allee. And he wants the width of footpaths, said the head of the Department, four to 4.5 metres nice are outdoor restaurants possible.

Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 05:20

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