‘OPEN’ Masterplan Europan 12
‘When future is unknown, the most logical course of action is to propose something flexible.’
The complexity of a city can be difficult to accurately plan. Cities are dynamic and ever changing entities. Our urban planning proposal consist in a series of flexible typologies that could work for very different programmatic scenarios, and be designed to meet any future change of use and to promote mixed-use development. The planning solution will therefore have the capability to quickly adapt to a changing market demand and create development on a large variety of scales, densities and typologies.
By mixing different typologies, the sites will grow organically into a city of diversity. This will improve its capability to adapt to changes and restructure its functional logic. A mixed programmatic and typological proposal has the advantage of a more efficient use of space. The goal is to ensure that areas have 24/7 activities.
We propose to create a spatial strategy to transform the sites and offer a platform of urban growth for the future. By preserving some of the existing structures and respecting Amstetten’s local typologies, we incorporate the past into the proposal. Building on this heritage, we propose the future by projecting urban strategy to guide future development. We think that Amstetten needs very permeable and communicative buildings and spaces, that are open to easily show what is happening. Buildings and spaces must reveal their function and what they can offer in a very transparent way to effectively blur the lines between functions and finally, engage the public.