S+G Draws Model Quarter for Integration
The Regionalverband Ruhr has lost 600.000 jobs over one single generation. With the German national government policy to close all German coal mines as part of the national green energy policy “Energiewende” all remaining coal mines are now being decommissioned by 2018.
In this highly sensitive moment in time of closing down an entire national industrial sector the government is looking to develop positive visions for the future of what people’s life and urban living in the region of the Metropolregion Ruhr could hold.
S+G were selected to lead one of two international teams to draw up a plan for a new model quarter for integration on the site of the former coal mine Friedrich-Heinrich in Kamp-Lintfort. Working with existing buildings and landscapes as a starting point our proposal is based on new circular economy models to upcycle existing infrastructure and to harness an abundance of existing local human potential.
The project is being executed under the patronage of the Secretary for Housing of the Government of the State of North Rine-Westfalia under the Glückauf Zukunft initiative.
Friedrich-Heinrich coal mine district
Urban Design Framework, Socio-Economic Model
Niels Bjørn, Mccreanor Lavington
RAG Montan Immobilien
Kamp Lintfort, Metropolregion Ruhr, Germany