Legal zoning plan no 1106 "Pioneer-Kaserne"

Hanau, Germany, since 2017

The grounds of the former Pioneer Barracks in Hanau are some 50 hectares in size. Interfacing between urban planning and urban development planning, AS+P has now been commissioned with fleshing out the urban planning and compiling the legal zoning

  • Client: LEG Hessen Hanau GmbH
  • Timeframe: since 2017
  • Planning Area: 50 ha
  • Use: architectural preservation, Residential Development, Conversion
Structural urban planning concept, August 2018
Structural urban planning concept, August 2018

With the complete withdrawal of the US Army from Hanau in 2008 a total area of some 350 hectares became available for redevelopment. This includes the approx. 50-hectare-sized site of the former "Pioneer Barracks" in Hanau's Wolfgang district, and the plan now is to develop it as a new residential quarter. The plans envisage creating some 1,600 new housing units that will be spread across the heritage-listed grounds to form a "new garden city" with different types of detached houses and multi-family blocks. Together with supplementary urban usages they will form a new town quarter in Hanau.

In summer 2017, the proposal put forward by AS+P GmbH won out and resulted in it being awarded multiple contracts. The striking urban structure of the grounds are reiterated in the proposal and advanced - by creating a green corset consisting of a green heart, from which "green radials" fan out into the neighboring leisure-time zone of Bulau.

Aerial photo "Pioneer-Kaserne", May 2017
Aerial photo "Pioneer-Kaserne", May 2017
aerial photo "Triangle-Housing", October 2017
aerial photo "Triangle-Housing", October 2017

Interfacing urban planning and urban land-use planning AS+P was appointed to flesh out the structural concept and to prepare a legal zoning plan. The two disciplines are closely related and since August 2017 a powerful planning team has been handling the tasks. The legal side to the site planning work relating to the preparation of a draft for the legal zoning plan is nearing completion; among other things, for part of the land what are known as "urban areas" will be determined in accordance with section 6a of the German Land Utilization Ordinance (BauNVO).

impression, September 2017
impression, September 2017