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Quartierlandschaft Dietenbach

New district of Freiburg im Breisgau

Dietenbach is a new district of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. This quarter – currently one of the biggest urban developments in Germany - is located at the edge of the city centre, covering an area of 100ha, and is supposed to house up to 14.000 inhabitants in 5.500 new dwellings.

ACTIVE AND EMBEDDED LANDCAPES

Freiburg can be read as a collection of distinct quarters, with clear and different identities. Many are surrounded by green corridors, turning the main landscape structures of the city into linear realms, often combined with infrastructure and a limited interrelation with the adjacent quarters. In Dietenbach, we move away from the creation of ‘green frames’. We pull the landscape right through the heart of the new district. This creates the possibility to really activate the landscapes, applying them as identity carriers for adjacent neighborhoods, allowing functions to profit from their connection to the landscape.

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HUMAN SCALED QUARTERS

The current size of Dietenbach results from a required residential program and the spatial conditions and restrictions of the site. This does not necessarily equal the size of a nice and human scaled neighborhood. We divided the large district into 4 quarters. This allows for nice and human scaled neighborhoods, fitting to the Freiburg scale of pleasant communities.

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QUARTIERLANDSCHAFT DIETENBACH

By superposing the two ambitions, we have created Quartierlandschaft Dietenbach. By pulling the landscape structures of the surroundings through the heart of the new district, 4 unique quarters arise.

 

4 Big landscapes 

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Dietenbach is structured by 4 big landscapes: the forests, the agricultural land, the river, and the terraced vineyards. The 2 natural landscapes are altered by the 2 cultivated landscapes.

 

1 Center 

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The new district is organized around 1 shared center, the different quarters are combined by a continuous and recognizable boulevard that leads to a multifunctional plaza with services.

 

4 Community centers

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Each neighborhood has a small square with a kindergarten and garage. These provide room for activities, associated to the specific quarters.

 

4 Quarters 

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The residential areas are turned into recognizable quarters. Schlossberg, the classic quarter, has clear streets which are designed as boulevards with plazas, and private courtyards designed as functional parterres. Kybfelsen, the garden quarter, has the feeling of an allotment garden complex. This neighborhood has a high density of gardens in different compounds, with an organic path system running through it. Kaiserstuhl, ‘the Hofen’ quarter, is organized as a park, that arises by connecting the different community gardens. Vögelestein, the park quarter, offers urban villas in a lush and green environment.

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Year

2018

Location

Freiburg, Germany

Type

Masterplan, Public Space

Client

Municipality of Freiburg

Size

108 ha

Awards

Laureate

Publications

Architectenweb

Team & partners

Michiel Van Driessche
Marnix Vink
Deborah Lambert
Ramono Stiehl
Maria Castrello
Klaudio Ruci
Ilva Mishtaku
Zofia Krzykawska
Fanny Genti
Steven Broekhof
Thiemo Tippmann
Cityförster
R + T engineers Traffic planner
IMG+ visualizers
freiwurf LA
Model & Objekt

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  2. Campus Eemsdelta
  3. Cartesius Quarter
  4. Quartierlandschaft Dietenbach
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  6. Public Space Alpen
  7. Smakkelaarsveld Utrecht
  8. Darmstadt Masterplan 2030+
  9. Jonas Amsterdam
  10. Waterfront Novosibirsk
  11. City Square Tyumen
  12. Dharavi Mumbai
  13. Bandar Lampung Park
  14. Urban Food Forest Rijnvliet Utrecht
  15. Strategic Urban Green Study
  16. Public Space Strategy Kanpur
  17. Ódinstorg Square
  18. Lokhalle Leverkusen
  19. Ludlstrasse Munich
  20. Yaanila Country Park
  21. Redevelopment Strategy Vogabyggð
  22. Villa Garden
  23. Schie Quarter Schiedam
  24. Socio-technical city of the future
  25. Buji River
  26. Vaskhnil Novosibirsk
  27. Precincts Canterbury Cathedral
  28. Maritime Campus Almere
  29. Resilient Riverscape Berat
  30. Strategic Plan Shkodra
  31. Imagewharf
  32. Ekaterinburg City Campus
  33. City Extension Plan Yangon
  34. Transformation Strategy Gufunes
  35. Transformation Strategy Chelyabinsk
  36. Fish Market Leuven
  37. Zinder Culture Cluster
  38. Food Innovation Strip Ede-Wageningen
  39. S4 Highway Hangzhou
  40. Strategic Plan Fier
  41. Strategic Plan Elbasan
  42. Kronenburg Business Park
  43. Masterplan Smáralind Mall
  44. Urban Test Farm Emmen
  45. Ásbrú Enterprise Park
  46. Asylum Seekers Center Ter Apel
  47. Berlin Am Volkspark
  48. The Museum of the 20th Century
  49. Gardabaer
  50. Metropolitan Westerpark Amsterdam
  51. Science and Technology City Chongqing
  52. Yue Xiu 353 Transformation
  53. Erlongshan Recreational Park
  54. Danxia Recreational Park
  55. University Campus San Pedro
  56. Proto Tamansari
  57. City Gardens Tyumen
  58. Park Somerlust Amsterdam
  59. Agricultural Innovation Campus
  60. R&D Campus Fengxian
  61. S-West Eindhoven
  62. Biodiversity based dairy farming
  63. Heidelberg Creative Quarter
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