Wolfsburg Westhagen

Competition: 1. Prize
Client: City of Wolfsburg
Completion: 2010
Size: about 1,2 ha

City Axis – Wolfsburg Westhagen 3.BA The district Wolfsburg-Westhagen is struggling with social problems. Therefore the revaluation of the public space was not only aesthetically motivated, but should also help to stabilize the district socially at the same time. The 9000 inhabitants from 54 nations were intensly involved in the process of the development of the east-west-axis. The public space of the area was indifferent, little useable, partly run-down and savaged. The strategy was to redefine the proportion of housing and public space, to create a clear readable public space with an offer of multifaceted uses.