Terrace Rathaus: the development of mixed use of the medieval German town
Recently, they reveal a beautiful proposal from Acme, who won the general election is very important and the second place of the professional jury. Inspired by the terraced landscape design from the Baroque-near Weilburg Castle Gardens, which will feature roof terraces Rathaus green, as well as ventilation and natural lighting.
Weilburg, medieval town not far from Frankfurt, has announced plans to demolish the parking structure at the edge of the dense core and replace it with a mixed use development with retail, residential and parking space. Located outside the city center on a hillside above the cliff, with terraces Rathaus form sloped and terraced landscape of plants intended to integrate with the surrounding hills.
The project will include 19 200 square meters large retail formats oriented to downtown to attract passerbys. Residences and apartments will be scattered throughout the development and additional parking spaces will be created.
new pedestrian paths will criss-cross around the development and connect to the city center and public park with views towards the city and its surrounding landscape will be an important convenience for residents and visitors.
Architecture development is characterized by horizontal layers that morph and change into a new form, much like the natural topography.
This “fin” of natural stone allows in daylight to filter, acts as a shade and rain screen, and encourage natural ventilation. All new structures on top with a green roof public parks, which help in protection and isolation from the structure and also help with water infiltration.
The Terraces Rathaus looks like an interesting new development and welcome replacement for the former parking lot. Will not only provide more housing development and open space, but also will have stunning views so close to the medieval town of dense urban areas.
source : inhabitat