GIU Gesellschaft für Innovation und Unternehmensförderung
Saarterrassen – Conversion of the Burbach Smelting Works
Getting Development Going
After an in-depth analysis on the opportunities of commercialisation we designed an urban development master plan for the disused industrial site. Before construction commenced the contaminated sites were secured with our help and demolition began. We also carried out architectural design for some investors
Linking Urban Space
After the smelting works had been removed it became possible to link the two districts of Burbach and Malstatt. We linked the new area to the outskirts with the existing buildings. This runs all the way onto the industrial premises which, in the meantime have been completely commercialised.
Using the Topography
Using zoning techniques we divided the hillside location into terraces. A green belt running through this breaks up the building development. We raised the height of the natural steps using multi-storey buildings of the highest architectural standard.
In the eastern area, there are premises that accommodate service providers. These hide the technology businesses that are located at the rear. We placed residential housing on the top terrace in the western area and going downhill there is a line of small trade businesses and at the bottom a DIY market. The main feature of the area is the cubical building EXPOMEDIA.
Client: GIU Gesellschaft für Innovation und Unternehmensförderung
Location: Saarland (Federal State of Germany)
Site Size: 54 hectares
Team aib: Gerhard Karsten, Christophe Chatelet, Heinz-Günter Lang, Andreas Lutz, Axel Röder
aib Services: Master Planning, Zoning Specifications, Infrastructure Planning, Landscaping
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