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Competition for the »District of the Generations«, Schorndorf

With the »District of the Generations« competition, the city of Schorndorf, a medium-sized center with about 40,000 inhabitants in the Rems-Murr district, is planning an urban development extension of the »suburb« to the north of the train station.

The purpose of the competition is to restructure urban development and design an open space concept based on that development to repurpose the area of the former train station in Schorndorf into a liveable residential district. It is directed towards interdisciplinary applicants or interdisciplinary applicant consortia that cover the specialist disciplines of urban development and landscape architecture.

The awarding authority shall offer a total net amount of 48,000 € for the competition. 20,000 € are reserved for the 1st Prize winner.

The goal is to develop a dense neighbourhood where multiple generations can come together to live, work, and care for one another. The core of the plan is the 1.5 hectare site of the former construction and municipal depot. Proximity to the city, good quality of life, and a strong sense of community should be created in the new district through common living spaces, as well as through the combination of public areas and diverse options for local infrastructure, education, leisure, and culture. The project managers are intentionally focusing on resource-saving, low-emission energy and material concepts. The area should be designed to have low vehicle traffic, with a focus on public local transportation and spaces for sharing services and deliveries.

The project was submitted by the city of Schorndorf for the Internationale Bauausstellung StadtRegion Stuttgart 2027 (IBA’27 – International building exhibition Stuttgart urban region), and included in the IBA’27 network. Accordingly, the project should be based on the objectives and issues taken up by the IBA’27. What all of these have in common is a desire to handle materials, spaces, and social relationships in a sustainable and respectful manner.

The competition will be carried out as a two-phase urban development and landscape planning competition. The proceedings are anonymous.

Please visit the official website for the complete guidelines.