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„Zwei R“: Riem und Rieselfeld

Abstract: Nowadays, Southern Germany is an advanced, rapidly growing region in Europe. The evidence of it is an emerging real estate market which involves and challenges urban planning and building of new city districts. The article deals with two case studies on large development projects in this region – Riem in Munich and Rieselfeld in Freiburg im Breisgau. The case studies content a description of basic information about the projects and their evaluation based on recent trends of sustainability. The first part of the article aims at the definition of these trends and benchmarking based on urban development policies. The result criterias are: Mix-use, social mix, maximum density by limited height of buildings, sufficient green spaces and urban design quality. In the body of the article the author elaborates a comparison of the district Riem and Rieselfeld with these criterias. Both city quarters were built at the range of the city, but their size and conceptual solution is different. While the district Rieselfeld in Freiburg, characterized by a close protected natural area and connected with the tram line passing through the territory and creating a new boulevard Rieselfeldallee gains the points in all observed criterias, the district Riem in Munich that is more connected to fair areas (connection between the fair area and the multifunctional space with housing creates the Willy Brandt Square with a major flagship project of shopping mall on the subway line) loses in the criterium of the urban design quality. The final part of the article reflects what might be the reason for the difference in the architectural impact of both areas. Author concludes that the important factor is the difference in municipal urban governance and a different concept of the public transportation system.

MACOUN, Milan (2017). „Zwei R“: Riem und Rieselfeld. In: Jiří Kugl, ed. Člověk, stavba a územní plánování 10. ČVUT v Praze, Fakulta stavební pp. 43-56. ISBN 978-80-01-06319-4. ISSN 2336-7695.