The aspiring goal is to detect the hidden multiplicity of a historically rich district and reanimate its lost urbanity.
Actually Oberberg’s big players have been developing large scale projects (eg a hospital extension, a centre of justice) while no overall urban concept was available. But this is exactly what the neglected and partly abandoned structure of a former flowering and vivid town quarter urgently needs.
On the one hand, Europan creates the unique possibility of reactivating a complete cityquarter by strategic and architectural interventions exploiting new dwelling concepts for locals and visitors in dialogue with public and private spaces.
On the other hand the site of Meierhof is a jewel for the development of an architectural project being located right at the edge of the Jewish quarter and the central castle-park in the heart of the city.
The architecture’s programmatic potential is extraordinary and ranges from cultural uses (museum-quarter) to delicate forms of housing (hotel). By combining a comprehensive urban concept with a strategic architectural project, the existing dynamics can be transformed into visionary urban strategies creating seductive conditions for re-inhabiting Oberberg.