Circular Urban Redevelopment at Leonrodplatz

Bachelor's Thesis B.Sc. Landscape Architecture and Planning, Summer Semester 2023


Climate change and resource shortages confront us with major challenges. Construction activities and the production of building materials cause emissions and waste, and an enormous amount of energy is stored in the built environment, so-called gray energy. The conversion of existing buildings instead of building new ones and the recycling of used components are therefore currently being discussed intensively as strategies for reducing CO2 emissions in architecture. In landscape architecture, this debate is less intense, although the existing building stock is an important influencing factor in planning in public spaces. At the same time, materials tell the story of a place.


In the Research Designs module, group work is used to determine, document, and evaluate the basics for the design task at Leonrodplatz. In addition to the general open space analysis, a special focus is on the systematic documentation and quantification of the inventory in the form of a material catalog.

The subsequent Bachelor's Thesis is an individual work with three design critiques. The goal is a detailed open space design for Leonrodplatz that takes into account its complex location as a traffic hub and link between the creative quarter, the justice center, and the Neuhausen urban district, as well as reusing as many existing materials on site as possible.


Prof. Regine Keller, M.A. Gero Engeser, Dipl.-Ing. Felix Lüdicke

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