Urban space Bayerischer Bahnhof

competition 2011, 1st prize

The development of urban space south of the Bayerische Bahnhof provides the opportunity to transform the last centrally-located urban wasteland in Leipzig into a vibrant cityscape linking adjacent neighborhoods together.

The plan structures the urban layout into individual park spaces similar to a string of pearls: plotting them in an alternating arrangement alongside the railroad tracks, with the tracks becoming an almost self-defined boundary of the eastern-lying buildings and open spaces. The individual new sites and the expansion of the MDR-Mediacity are derived from the existing adjacent city plan, paralleling the railroad tracks and the parkside opposite while creating a clear park edge.

— city of  Leipzig
— Jörg Wessendorf, Berlin
landscape architects:
— Atelier Loidl, Berlin
type of use:
— living, Mediacity
— 200.000 m²
— 40 ha

Detail "Bayerischer Bahnhof"
Detail quarter of living