1997

The Netherlands is set to join the European high-speed railway network (HSL) in a few years time. This will create new opportunities for the stations involved. Central government has reserved € 1 billion for the development of these stations and the surrounding areas. The rest of the country will profit from the spin-off of these investments, which are managed and coordinated in six Urban Key Projects, launched in 1997 by the central government. By injecting funds and procedural support, within a spatial planning policy framework, the government wants to lever public and private investment in and around the six HSL stations (Amsterdam Southern Axis, central stations of Rotterdam,...

The building group of Old Municipal Slaughterhouses of Patras, is found in the meridian side of city, on the coastal road and in distance of three kilometres from the city centre. This region constituted the old industrial region of Patras, which however today has been abandoned and the issue is to find for this region new uses that will incorporate it once again in the life of city. The buildings were manufactured in 1902 and functioned continuously up to the 1996 as space of organised slaughterhouses minus the period of 2nd World war. It constitutes characteristic sample of industrial architecture, exceptionally of morphological interest with very good quality of manufacture and...

Due to the privatisation of the DB (German Railway Ass.) in the middle of the 1990ies, container and goods stations were relocated to the city`s fringe. As a result about 173 hectares between the Central Station and Pasing, a westerly district of Munich, became available for planning.Therefore the opportunity has been given to the City of Munich to restructure these areas and to implement the new built structures future-oriented into the exisiting urban fabric. The public green and leisure areas, allocated to the residential areas in each case on a decentralised basis and the ecologically priority areas in addition to their leisure and networking function, perform important functions...


The area of the Lene-Voigt-Park covering arround 11 ha is integrated in the project “Eilenburger Bahnhof”, which stretches on a length of 2 km from the city centre to the eastern outskirts of Leipzig. The project was planned to be developed as a green finger within the densely populated eastern part of the city, which is characterised by Gründerzeit style residential areas and a deficiency of public green spaces. The site had been used by the railway until 1970. Key issues of the project were the enhancement of social and ecological aspects to improve the quality of life in the adjacent residential areas. 



A sequence of different green spaces was created,...