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Urban planning competition: Redevelopment Post/Voba Site, Sindelfingen

71063 Sindelfingen
Ideas competition with urban design stage on the basis of the RPW 2013

As part of the IBA’27 project »Sindelfingen macht Mitte«, the City of Sindelfingen is launching a non-open urban planning competition. The competition is limited to 15 participants. Five offices have already been selected by the competition organisers. Ten further offices can qualify for participation. The number of applications to participate in the competition is unlimited.

In the future, a place with an individual idea for an urban, flexibly usable and mixed quarter in the city centre is to be created on the Post-/VoBa-Areal. The Post/VoBa Site is to become the focal point of Sindelfingen city centre, a place which fosters a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere and at the same time provides impetus for further developments in the centre of the city. The competition area covers a total of approx. 1.1 hectares. With the development of the Post/VoBa site, the municipality of Sindelfingen wants to set an urban and architectural showcase for future building projects in the centre of Sindelfingen and contribute to the IBA’27. A lively mix of uses, active ground-floor zones, different residential typologies, high-quality open spaces – these topics are to be given special prominence in the discussion. Regarding sustainability, proposals are expected to take a stance on the topics of densification, recycling, climate protection, mobility, resource consumption, energy efficiency and economic feasibility and put forward new, innovative ways of tackling them.

With a view to the IBA’27, participants are encouraged to submit innovative contributions. An open and experimental approach is welcomed.

Task Components

The competition task is divided into the following sections:

  • Design stage | Urban design concept for the overarching site: An urban development concept is to be drawn up for the approximately 1.1 hectare competition area at 1:500 scale.
  • Ideas stage: For the approximately 3,760 square metres Post/VoBa Site, detailed plans are to be provided in the form of structural plans for the ground-floor levels at 1:200 scale and landscape plans for the open spaces at 1:200 scale. Landscape plans for the approximately 6.470 square metres of public spaces are to be provided at 1:200 scale.

Following realisation of the task and acknowledging the recom- mendations of the jury, the organiser will commission one of the prizewinners with the following planning services:

  • detailed urban design concept and translation into a vision/ general principle in preparation for development planning in accordance with service phase 3 of AKBW Sheet 51 »Städtebaulicher Entwurf« (Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects leaflet 51 on urban design concept)
  • compilation of a set of regulations governing structural engi- neering, open-air facilities and use concept for the Post/VoBa Site.

Type of competition: restricted, single-phase ideas competition with design stage on the basis of the RPW 2013.

The language of the application and competition phases: German

Deadline for requests to participate: 20.01.22, noon

Start of competition: 28.01.22

Submission of binding declaration of participation: 04.02.22

Closing date for questions for the colloquium: 04.02.22, noon

Colloquium: 15.02.22, 10.30 am

Submission: 15.04.22, 3 pm

Jury meeting: 19.05.22

Prize-giving and exhibition opening: May 2022

Prizes: 1st prize 30.000€, 2nd prize 20.000€, 3rd prize 10.000€, distinctions 9.000€.
The organiser will make available a competition award sum totalling 144,000€ (net). The total comprises a processing fee of 75,000€ (5,000€/participant) and prize money to the value of 69,000€.

Competition organisers: City of Sindelfingen represented by Department III – Urban Development, Climate Protection and Building, Deputy Mayor Dr. Corinna Clemens, Rathausplatz 1, 71063 Sindelfingen in cooperation with IBA’27 GmbH, Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart GmbH Alexanderstraße 27, 70184 Stuttgart, Germany

Further information and application

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An application can only be made via the Ausmass platform.

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