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Competition for the »District of the Generations«, Schorndorf

DE-73614 Schorndorf

With the »District of the Generations«, the city of Schorndorf, a medium-sized center with about 40,000 inhabitants in the Rems-Murr district, is planning an urban development extension of the »suburb« to the north of the train station. The goal is to develop a dense neighbourhood where multiple generations can come together to live, work, and care for one another. The core of the plan is the 1.5 hectare site of the former construction and municipal depot. Proximity to the city, good quality of life, and a strong sense of community should be created in the new district through common living spaces, as well as through the combination of public areas and diverse options for local infrastructure, education, leisure, and culture. The project managers are intentionally focusing on resource-saving, low-emission energy and material concepts. The area should be designed to have low vehicle traffic, with a focus on public local transportation and spaces for sharing services and deliveries.

The project was submitted by the city of Schorndorf for the Internationale Bauausstellung StadtRegion Stuttgart 2027 (IBA’27 – International building exhibition Stuttgart urban region), and included in the IBA’27 network. Accordingly, the project should be based on the objectives and issues taken up by the IBA’27. What all of these have in common is a desire to handle materials, spaces, and social relationships in a sustainable and respectful manner.

Dates and info

Type of proceedings: The competition will be carried out as a two-phase urban development and landscape planning competition. The proceedings are anonymous.

The competition will be held with up to 20 participating teams in the first phase and approx. 5 teams in the second phase. The prescribed teams will be formed of urban planners, architects, and landscape architects. Each participating office may have a maximum of one team in these proceedings.

Of the total of 20 offices in the urban development specialist area, 7 offices have been selected and identified in advance by the awarding authority. The other 13 offices will be selected through an application process.

Prizes and expense allowances: The awarding authority shall offer a total net amount of 48,000 € for the competition.

1. Prize: € 20,000
2. Prize: € 12,000
3. Prize: € 8,000

2 purchases of € 4,000 each.

Submission deadlines:
End of the application period: 13 May 2022
Submission 1st phase: 05 July 2022, 4pm. 1st meeting of the prize jury: 25 July 2022
Submission 2nd phase 27 September 2022, 4pm. 2nd meeting of the prize jury: 25 October 2022


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