THE FUTURE KÖNIGSUFER -
The Future Königsufer - Neustädter Markt
In urban-planning and cultural-historical terms, the Königsufer and the Neustädter Markt enjoy a special significance yet simultaneously represent a particular urban-development challenge in Dresden.
For this reason the State Capital of Dresden launched an urban- and open-space-planning ideas prize competition, Königsufer – Neustädter Markt. Conceived as an open, two-phase, anonymous process according to the RPW 2013 (Richtlinie für Planungswettbewerbe, in English: Planning Competitions Directive), the aim was to gather conceptual ideas to be incorporated in both an urban-planning master plan and a zoning plan.
In coordination with the Saxony Architektenkammer (Chamber of Architects) and the City of Dresden, Urban Catalyst formulated a broad-ranging participatory process for a competition process. This consisted of numerous building blocks, including two citizens’ workshops, enabling the local population to participate in setting the aims of the competition and to supplement the respective task definitions for the coming phases with their own views.
Prior to the prize-jury sessions, the submitted works were presented to the public in the form of two “Citizen’s Perspectives” exhibitions, giving the opportunity to comment on the prospective projects, whereby a set of rules was adhered to in order to guarantee that the authors remained anonymous. The resulting insights were analysed and evaluated and then fed into the prize-jury sessions as a part of the preliminary review process.
Besides the conceptualisation and realisation of the participation process, Urban Catalyst was also responsible for the development of the overall appearance of the graphic presentation, press and publicity support work, and the documentation.
COMMISSIONED BYDresden, city planning office
Project partnersSchubert-Horst Architects Dresden
Project TEAMAnna Bernegg, Prof. Melanie Human, Prof. Klaus Overmeyer, Katerina Mareckova