Lebach 2030, Competition 1. Prize

On 27. April 2017 by Daniel Grünkranz

FORM SOCIETY and Ernst & Partner landscape architects have won the invited competition for the redevelopment of the town center of the city of Lebach in Germany.  Our concept “Shared City Lebach” provides for design as well as strategic measurements aiming for the revitalization of the town center as a diverse, multifunctional and intergenerational quarter. Rebuilt in the 1970s as modernist assemble, the town center, the pedestrian zone and the adjacent areas are lacking today spatial organization, programming, identity and amenity value. In order to improve this situation, our project offers a scheme for the transition into a “shared city” or a collectively used town center by considering the potentials of existing structures and situations, emphasizing innovations in program and design, and identifiying future trends in housing needs, environmental awareness and mobility. The two major cornerstones of this „shared city“ concept are ecologization and the support of sharing economies.


Redesign main square

Redesign riverwalk

Reprogramming town center, section I

Reprogramming town center, section II

Reprogramming town center, section III

Exemplary rebuilding house AM 16 – assisted living for elderly

Exemplary rebuilding house AM 17 – studio apartments, local production and shop


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