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Northeast of the Anne Frank Development

Neues Wohnen in Eschersheim

Topic:
Urban development draft, Housing
District: Local district:
9
Size of area:
11,3 ha
Project management:

Mr. Gunther Stoll
Telefon: +49 (0)69 212 74120
Telefax: +49 (0)69 212 30761


Project description

Reason for planning Frankfurt has a great need for additional housing. Estimates suggest the population will grow by around 70,000 people by 2030. Owing to the urgent need, back in 2014 a joint resolution was passed to draft several priority development plans, one of which is the “Northeast of Anne-Frank-Siedlung” planning area. Thus, the development plan is intended to meet the demand for housing by creating attractive living space.

Planning area The planning area is located on the edge of the Eschersheim district. The northern border runs approx. 30 meters north of the street Am Gabelacker. In the south the area adjoins the existing development north of “Anne-Frank-Siedlung.” The total surface area of the planning area encompasses some 11.3 hectare.

Planning objectives The development plan will lay the legal basis for planning regulations for a general residential area. The goal is to derive from the area’s identity an urban and at the same time green quarter with easy access to the local recreation area and residential options for various sections of the population. To promote a lively quarter with amenities and opportunities for social interaction the existing center of the quarter, Im Geeren, is to be expanded by new supplementary uses.

Project Progress The construction area northeast of Anne-Frank-Siedlung has been designated a planned residential construction area in the Regional Land Use Plan since 2009. The drafting of a development plan for the area was resolved by the City Council on June 26, 2014. To ensure the creative and functional quality of the future structure of the development and open spaces, an urban and landscape planning ideas competition was announced on May 9, 2018 in the framework of the development plan procedure. The competition, whose results will form the basis of the plan for the legal regulations that will then need to be drawn up, is intended to enable public participation in the development plan procedure at an early stage.




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Competition procedure and opportunities for participation

Competition procedure and opportunities for participation

To ensure the creative and functional quality of the future structure of the development and open spaces, an urban and landscape planning ideas competition was announced on May 9, 2018 in the framework of the development plan procedure. The competition shall take the form of a restricted, two-phase, cooperative urban and landscape planning ideas competition. This type of process enables active inclusion of the public in the competition procedure, with the studios presenting and putting up for discussion their designs in two public events.

The first citizens’ event, at which the planning studios will present their conceptual deliberations on the planning area, will take place on August 29, 2018 from 5.30 p.m. (venue to be announced). This event will offer interested members of the public the opportunity to discuss the designs together with the planners as well as express ideas and criticism. The results of this event will be taken into account in the second competition phase and the development plan procedure.

The planning studios will present their final designs to the jury and interested members of the public at a second public event to be held on November 13, 2018. Following public discussion of the individual entries, the jury will announce the winning design. Subsequently, a draft development plan is to be drawn up on the basis of the competition results.


The plans envisage a construction area dating from the 1990s being advanced and dovetailed with the adjoining countryside. As such, the competition was intended to demonstrate how extending the existing development and linking it to open space can create an urban and at the same time green residential quarter with attractive outskirts and references to the adjoining countryside.

Moreover, with its open space planning qualities the area is also to give both the old and the new neighborhoods a sense of identity. To this end, ideas were to be developed through which parts of the green structures that define the area can be integrated in the future planning structure.

In order to involve citizens and local politicians in the development of good and sustainable solutions for the construction area at an early stage, the competition was accompanied by a broad-based citizens’ participation process. At two events citizens were able to talk to the planners directly, present their wishes and improvement proposals, and receive direct feedback from the studios with regard to how they would follow up the citizens’ suggestions.

A total of 15 consortiums of urban planning and landscaping studios took part. The first stage was anonymous. With the jury having singled out five drafts, at the beginning of the second stage citizens were called on to enter into direct dialog with the planning studios. At this kick-off event the statutory early participation of the public in the legal zoning planning procedure took place. The planning studios subsequently used the resulting suggestions to further elaborate their drafts in the second stage. To conclude, the final drafts were presented a second time at an open civil dialog. Prior to the jury announcing the winner, all interested parties had an opportunity to discuss the planning studios’ ideas and voice their opinion in the discussion about the solutions.