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URBAN DEVELOPMENT: NEW URBAN QUARTER IN LANDSBERG AM LECH
The Am Papierbach urban development
In Landsberg am Lech, we are currently breathing new life into a former industrial site where paper was once made, and where a plow factory was operated from 1891 to 2011. We are creating an entire new urban development in the immediate vicinity of one of Bavaria's most beautiful city centers. It will enable the two parts of the city, situated on opposite sides of the Lech River, to grow even closer together and further enhance the already high quality of life.
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From a former industrial site to a place worth living
Apartments, offices, retail spaces, restaurants, cafes and bars, and space for childcare and cultural facilities will be built on the former production site's approximately 57,000 square meters. A total of 14 competitions have been launched in this context, including an urban planning ideas competition in 2015 and, since 2016, a number of architectural competitions for the individual lots in which leading international architecture firms have taken part.
"Here an exciting counterpart to the old town is being created. A role model for other cities, with an excellent integration of Landsberg's citizens into the development processes."
Involvement of citizens and local authorities
A special concern of ours is the good and transparent cooperation with the city of Landsberg am Lech and its citizens, whom we involve in the entire project process. Thus, the citizens' group Urbanes Leben am Papierbach accompanies the project from the very beginning.
Our Am Papierbach project on the west bank of the Lech River, with its symbolic bridge across the Lech, will enable the western part of the city and the eastern part, including the historical part of town, to grow together. The urban development will not only establish a link between the two parts of the city but also between tradition and modernity. Demolition work began in the middle of 2017. The Karl Schrem Building will remain intact and serve as a visible testament to the former plow factory, thus evoking the history of the site.
More information: ampapierbach-landsberg.de
1st place at the polis Award 2020
At the annual polis Awards, which is presented for particularly innovative and sustainable development concepts, the new urban quarter received first prize in the category "Urban land recycling" for its innovative planning and visionary mobility and sustainability concept in 2020.
"The jury is thrilled by the groundbreaking creativity with which the project participants in the 29,000 inhabitant district town, in Bavaria, have transformed a historic industrial wasteland into a new melting pot of the inner city. It is not only the forward-looking architecture that is convincing here, but also the variety of possible uses with which the new quarter reaches a large part of the citizenry. The jury also honored the innovative and resource-saving energy concept, which was taken into account during the entire development process.
A new Lech bridge for Landsberg
The Lady-Herkomer-Steg not only connects two sides of the river bank, but also marks a decisive step towards the mobility turnaround and the urban vision of Landsberg 2035. In the future, the structure, subsidized with € 1.3 million by ehret+klein, will not only serve as a fast and car-free crossing of the Lech river, but will also create a direct connection between the old town of Landsberg and the urban life at Papierbach. A win-win for both sides!