The US military presence in Schweinfurt started in 1934 with the construction of an airbase and a “Panzerkaserne”. In 1953 was built Askren Manor residential district for military families. In 2014 this barracks are left by US armed forces and are taken over by the Federal Government (BImA). The freed up space of Askren Manor makes it a challenge and opportunity for development due to its location and size to cover the existing demand, specially for young families and commuters. The proposal “Urban_Us” resolves the fringe-condition of the site, between the city (East) and the landscape (West), creating “self-sufficient” urban units composed of a wide range of uses and typologies. Thanks to these urban units, the notion of diversity is possible in each phase of a step-by-step implementation. The identity plays an important role in the proposal. Some buildings and barracks are reused and reprogramed in order to integrate them in the new quartier. Also the worthy and natural existing structures are preserved.
Schweinfurt urban planning
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