Urban village Wedau, Duisburg

Client: BEG NRW – BahnflächenEntwicklungsGesellschaft NRW mbH
Cooperation: KK Architekten
Period: 2015
Dimension: 90 ha
Location: Duisburg-Wedau

A new residential and commercial area – an urban village – is being created on the 90 hectare site of the former Duisburg-Wedau railway repair works and marshalling yard. The City of Duisburg, DB Immobilien Region West and the BEG NRW invited six planning offices to a two-day workshop at the end of June 2015 to draw ideas for the urban development of the area.
The conversion of the railway facilities into a new urban district will complement the open space system of Duisburg-Wedau and Bissingheim. On a lakeside promenade, the quintessence of Wedau’s qualities is concentrated on the Six-Lakes-Plate: excellent accessibility, living on the waterfront and a manageable neighbourhood.
Based on the results of the workshop and the design by KK Architekten and  FUGMANN JANOTTA PARTNER, a framework plan was then drawn up as the basis for further competition procedures.