greeen! architects plans district in Bocholt

Together with LIST Develop Residential, our design "Ibena Green Campus" convinced the jury.


From Brownfield to lively quarters - with the project Kubaai (abbreviation for: Kulturquartier Bocholter Aa und Industriestraße) the city of Bocholt is writing history in the western Münsterland. And this story now has its first protagonist. The winner of the investor competition for the development of the district on the site of the former textile company Ibena has been announced. Together with LIST Develop Residential, our design "Ibena Green Campus" convinced the jury so much that we got awarded to develop all four construction sites.

The area on the Bocholter Aa between downtown and Aasee is divided into four building plots between 2,800 and 4,700 square meters. Each construction field receives an individual development. The character of the neighborhood arises from a uniform architectural language. In addition to ecological aspects, the former industrial roof landscape creates an identity. The district is planned as a car-free area. In addition, public spaces will be created along private green spaces. The plan is to build around 200 residential units, which will be divided into multi-family residential buildings, assisted living and a day care facility. The use of "living" will make up the vast majority of the total area. In addition, there will be areas for a day-care center, shops, restaurants and a parking garage with over 200 parking lots. The historical and identity-forming dust tower with its three shed halls is explained as a central meeting point. For this purpose, the building will be functionally used as a café and a meeting point. In addition, a spatial connection with the neighboring TextilWerk as well as the LernWerk cultural institution will be established.

Neighborhood development stands for ecological upgrading and sustainability. The district will also use the proximity to the recreational area and the renaturalized Bocholter Aa. In the quarter, squares will be created along private green spaces of public character. The district is planned as a car-free area with additional offers by e-cars, car-sharing and e-bike charging stations in the parking garage and a variety of bicycle parking.

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