Science Port – Magdeburg, Germany

The Science Port design develops from robust and interpretable rules of adjacent local structures.  A resulting system of public spaces and local networks fix the new quarter in the existing urban fabric while establishing new relations between the city centre and river compound.

The existing fabric of heterogeneous structures act as a starting point to organize dispersed city fragments: Old Town, University Campus, SciencePort, and the existing port which is to be developed as a new scientific area west of the warehouses. Utilizing the intrinsic logic of each, the four fragments are extended and correspondingly brought closer together, ultimately resulting in a system of interacting structures. Appropriate citywide importance is given to the science port through the placement of three key buildings which as visual high points mark within the cityscape the regained city quarter.


International urban and landscape design competition (2010): 1st Prize
Commissions: masterplan, develoment plan
Client: City of Magdeburg and University Otto-von-Guericke
Program: Start-up companies, experimental living space, large-scale university complex, external research laboratories, research laboratories, general offices, high quality residential, student accommodation
Site Area: 42 ha
Gross Floor Area: 49.950 m2

Competition Team: Sabine M√ľller, Andreas Quednau, Robert Gorny, Matthias Titze
In collaboration with: HL Landschaftsarchitekten

Masterplan Team: Sabine M√ľller, Andreas Quednau, Susanne Lettau, Robert Gorny, Urs Kumberger, Anna Kostreva, Sara Favagiotti
In collaboration with: HL Landschaftsarchitekten

For further information please visit: (January 26, 2010) (October 13, 2011)

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