Neue Mitte Lauterach – Europan 8

competition: finalists
location: Lauterach, Austria
year: 2006

Key element of the proposal is a careful upgrade of the public realm, silently reconnecting central parts of the fragmented village fabric of Lauterach. A diverse programme serves the inhabitants’ everyday needs and simultaneously attracts secondary activities along an integrated open space. The project aims to stimulate social interaction and strengthen the local identity of place. The study area is experiencing fundamental changes due to continuous growth in the Rhine Valley Region. The availability of a 1.6ha plot of land in the centre of Lauterach now offers the unique opportunity to facilitate those dynamic forces to reinvent the core of Lauterach.