Diemlach is located at the fringe of Kapfenberg’s settlement area between infrastructure and nature: the international railway line in the West and hills of wood at the Eastern border. The still unbuilt cornfields of a farmer who now wants to develop his site offer a brilliant opportunity for a sustainable housing development that provides alternatives to detached single family homes. The highly attractive leisure area of the adjacent wood in immediate vicinity offers direct access to nature and compensates for the noise of the passing by trains. In order to compete with the myth of the single family home, the city wants to provide public green areas in addition to the future housing development. The whole area can be seen as a vessel, framed by partly built up, partly wooden hills which form a panoramatic background behind the lower urban development and give the site its special topographic characteristics. At the Eastern border the steep slope along the wood asks for a special treatment involving concepts of landscape design.