The (Garden-) City of the Future

Düsseldorfer Straße, Neuss, Germany


Urban review process, 2014

Competition organizers: Axiom Asset 1 GmbH


  • Creation of living space
  • Multigenerational house
  • Mixed use
  • Creation of a publicly accessible green area
  • District development


  • Use of photovoltaics
  • Use of energetic synergy effects
  • Natural ventilation and illumination


  • Transformation of industrial areas in residential buildings, office space or cultural areas
  • Efficient use of energy
  • Cooperation with local specialist planners and companies


53.000 m²

Design team

Marc Böhnke, Mario Reale, Julian Konti, Hans Peter Lüngen


greenbox Landschaftsarchitekten (landscape architecture), Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (traffic planning), WSP Deutschland AG (energy concept)


The conversion of brownfield into other forms of land use has been a present topic in contemporary European city planning for some time. The increasing number of brownfields in urban areas enable cities to reuse these sites as a new form of land reclamation. The transformation of brownfields in residential, office or cultural areas is for all cities not only a great economic opportunity, but also brings ecological chances. Existing infrastructures can be used immediately and reduce transportation issues related to cities and their CO2 emissions: The first step towards a future orientated and ecological urban planning.

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