On the occasion of the revision of the urban and open space planning design for the “Wedau-Nord Technology Quarter” as a basis for the subsequent development plan procedure, a workshop organized by Christoph Kohl Stadtplaner Architekten took place at the end of October with GEBAG and representatives of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). The workshop served as a brainstorming session for the spatial location of the university facilities for teaching, administration and laboratories and the requirements for the open spaces. It was discussed how the best possible synergies could be created by dovetailing the UDE + Technology Centre to make the location attractive beyond the region. A key topic was the desired sustainability goals, such as an innovative energy supply, future-oriented mobility, living natural areas and the development towards a water-sensitive neighbourhood.
The first important steps in the planning process have been taken, and the requirements are now being continuously transferred into a master plan.
The UDE Faculty of Engineering is to move from its current location in Duisburg Neudorf-Nord to the quarter being developed in the south-east of the city. Furthermore, the settlement of research and development companies, start-ups and co-working spaces on the new campus is planned. The renovated Alte Richthalle is to be the structural centrepiece of the new technology location. (Photo) The Wedau-Nord technology quarter is one of the current urban development areas on former railway land in Duisburg, alongside the Duisburg Dunes designed by CKSA and FJP and the 6 Lakes Wedau district.
More information on these projects can be found on the GEBAG website.