Professor Christiaanse, one of the aspects of your study contract-winning project that impressed the jury was its openness to its surroundings. Why did you opt for such an open development?
If a district hopes to be an integral part of a city, then it has to be penetrable. Noise protection is ensured through the positioning and design of the buildings; however, it is the openness of the buildings to the surrounding structures already in place that is the key to the success of a new district. Three different architecture offices designed the buildings within the Aeschbachquartier.
Nevertheless, the district has one distinct architectural style. How was this achieved?
We drafted the urban development guidelines for the Aeschbachquartier