The morphology and dispersion of forces created by its neighbors, shape Lodenareal. The volumes are separately arranged and appear to adhere to a free composition, though the arrangement is truly formed by local environmental forces, and is sympathetic to its effect on said conditions. The new Olympic Village is identified as a sustainable framework of urban design, which is the basis of this proposal.
The new urban landscape allows the buildings to stand out in the environment, creating the visual impression of a strong community.
The Olympic coverage creates identity, for this city block and beyond to the city.
At a joint, 3-dimsional reference planes position the buildings, which each exhibit different characters. The simple free-form deck provides a high degree of tolerance for individual expression within the building typology. The user is drawn through the site, resulting in imprinting on the site itself. Through these defined routes, the user looks down upon the site, revealing the parking decks and highly defined outdoor spaces. Buildings pierce the parking decks, forming an underlying layer structure. The pedestrian and bicycle traffic follows the decks on three levels. The landscape design, while unreadable at grade, can be seen to form a series of rings, the Olympic rings, from an aerial view.
LAAC Architekten | Pendl Architects
Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, Thomas Feuerstein, Marc Ihle, Peter Griebel