The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Revitalizing an Industrial Site

Grüne Mitte Lichtenreuth (Green Heart Lichtenreuth), Nuremberg, DE

An award-winning conceptual design for the Brunecker Strasse in Nuremberg, Germany.

The planning area is situated between the Nuremberg city centre, recreational area ‘Volkspark Dutzendteich’, industrial areas, and residential neighbourhoods. The 90-hectare former industrial site is to be redeveloped into Lichtenreuth, a new urban mixed-use district complete with residential, civic and commercial uses as well as a variety of public open spaces. West 8’s design focuses on connecting its surrounding areas by using a green network and sustainable means of urban planning.

The new development establishes a sub-centre that connects and serves the rather mono-functional surrounding areas. The result is a compact and dense design in appearance and program for a diverse new neighbourhood. Programmed transitional green public spaces separate different zones of the site and improve connectivity. This network of green corridors is part of an integral green public space to help orient all dwellings and commercial areas in the neighbourhood.

This green public space, programmed with playgrounds, sports and a tramline, aims to facilitate the natural formation of a local community that provides the basis for a social, healthy and sustainable lifestyle. The key green space in the planning area is Lichtenreuth Park, a linear park that stretches from East to West, connecting Hasenbuck Park with Volkspark Dutzendteich. It will become the ‘green heart’ of the new Lichtenreuth.

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