masterplan leitz-park wetzlar

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A big "optical" prism emerges as even leveled paned area, a net of partial prism forms all building and outdoor elements. This gives the new location an unique identity, especially in the internet as view into space. Main materials are glass and metall to intentionally exaggerate the connection to the optical industry. Entry into phase I of competition - 1. place, entry into phase II - 2. place.

masterplan leitz-park wetzlar

masterplan ehringshausen

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Attractive and functional infrastructure within an environment that sustains the quality of life now and in the future: These are the goals that the municipal of Ehringshausen has worked out in 2009/2010. They  were the results of  a framework planning process that was  managed and coordinated by KuBuS. Results of polls, committee work and political advisory were put together in building block manner and led to subject driven goals and action plans. Now the informell city building concept is being translated into specific projects and plans,  further developed and eventually implemented.

masterplan ehringshausen

open space planning ehringshausen

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Based on the goals and action items of the masterplan the public open spaces along the rivers Dill and Lemp are designed using the building blocks "Open space", Leisure and Relaxation". Core value of the plan is to create open spaces for people of all ages. First projects that are being realized is the construction of a dirt bike track for the younger population and the installation of a multi-generational fitness trail.

open space planning ehringshausen

langgoens: feasibility study train station

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During its restructuring the Federal German Train Service (Deutsche Bahn) let go of many train station buildings. The Langgoenser train station building and the surrounding area has been bought by the city of Langgoens. In order to find potential and long term usage opportunities the city approached KuBuS and contracted a feasibility study. Adjoining properties were taken into account as well. The study shows the potential for development and estimates returns of investments.

langgoens: feasibility study train station

development concept for eschenburg

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The mountain Eschenburg gave the community at its foot its name. On its peak used to be a 12 story high wooden watch tower. It ws this region's landmark, but was also used for propagandistic marches in the 1930's. It was destroyed in 1945 by allied forces. The mounain itself remains well known within the community and is a favorite hiking destination. The mountain and the town are within the Lahn-Dill-Bergland region which is officially a Naturpark since 2007. To revive the destination Eschenburg the city of Dillenburg and the town of Eschenburg are collaborating and have commissioned a feasiblitiy study.

development concept for eschenburg

study for town revival eschenburg-eibelshausen

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The historic town centers in the Dill region traditionally favored small lots and houses built closely to each other. Because of a destructive fire in 1815 Eibelshausen was rebuilt differently with bigger lots and mixed usage. Socio-economic and urban construction developments in the 20th century led to the loss of functionality, streets were adjusted, people moved into new sub divisions, stores moved to the outskirts. After the construction of the new by-pass road the town has now the opportunity to revive its center. This initiative is carried by the municipality, private investors and will be subsidized by the state of Hessen. KuBuS researched the town's opportunities, offered suggestions and detailed projects for the application into the state funding program.

study for town revival eschenburg-eibelshausen

plan to restructure the city of steffenberg

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Economic and demografic changes especially in rural aeas can quickly exhaust the original infrastructure. In cooperation with other communities the city of Steffenberg decided to take measures and restructure an older industrial area. The state Hessen subsidizes with an urban financing program.  KuBuS shows the opportunities for restructuring and new organization in the plan. Client: Zweckverband Interkommunale Zusammenarbeit Hinterland

plan to restructure the city of steffenberg

location - masterplan

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The goal is to build a flexible, axial FORUM-platform as central commando station of a globally operating concern. It is to become a recognizable landmark with a strong unique identity, reflecting symbols of transparency, flat hierachies and the consequent realization of an unique corporate philosophy. Everything is under one roof:  WORK-ART-CULTURE-TECHNOLOGY-LIFE which translates into: Administration, museum, customer service, fitness center, convention center, all lined along a spacious boulevard. Topped with a climatic hull that can be used as the world largest solar power plant, thought to produce hydrogen with a fuel-cell powered system. Masterplan-vision for a German Global Leader.

location - masterplan