Plans for possible Olympic village in Essen: AS+P presents feasibility study
In February this year and commissioned by the City of Essen, AS+P came up with a structural urban planning concept which has now been presented online at an official press conference. Present, among others, were Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen and AS+P Managing Partner Friedbert Greif.
How might an Olympic village in Essen look that would need to be planned in the case of a successful bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games? The interdisciplinary AS+P team, consisting of urban planning architects, transportation and open-space planners, has come up with a structural urban planning concept that includes developing an integrated element of the city to the west of downtown Essen on a covered section of the A40.
Independent of the outcome of the competition, the structural concept forms the basis of a sustainable and trailblazing inner-city development reconnecting areas of the city that are currently separated. The plans include, alongside a broad variety of housing, public amenities, services and offices in three quarters and covering different price categories. Thoroughfares and parks will form a joint backbone. – Together with sustainable mobility, these will contribute to improving the quality of the air and the living environment, particularly for existing quarters, as well.