Study for the clarification of the building possibilities under consideration of the zone-conformal use in comparison with a use that requires a district plan.
The aim of the study was to clarify the development possibilities on the Bricks site, taking into account the zone-conform use in comparison with a use that requires a neighborhood plan. The neighborhood plan variant proved to be more profitable. The urban development concept is based on the consideration of the four key functions: Working, living, recreation and movement.
Two new volumes will be added to Binningerstrasse, defining the new 'gate' to the area and opening it to the residents (settlers). Car traffic (commuters) can be guided through the parallel 'pit lane'. Orthogonal to Binningerstrasse, a primary traffic axis will be created along which the cubatures are lined up and on which pedestrians and motorists are consciously directed into the area at various levels.
The density of development gradually decreases as one enters the area, so that the square can be designed openly in its southernmost part, allowing the existing green belt to be experienced in its current dimensions. It is planned to structure the development into a basic level, where SMEs, stores and production companies can settle, and a pedestrian-friendly platform (Highline) above it, from which the high-rise buildings (offices, apartments) will grow.