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Taylor Barracks Redevelopment Plan

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A parcel of land previously occupied as a military base, the old Taylor Barracks is now slated to become a hub for local engineering industries in addition to hosting other important cultural, ecologic, and pedestrian functions for the city of Mannheim. This competition-winning proposal aims to reclaim pedestrian access through the site and over a busy motorway by introducing a green corridor.

At the heart of the plan is the green artery that runs the length of the site. Connecting a forest at the north end of the site with the landscaping to the south, a dynamic land bridge will be built to give physical access across the busy B38 roadway. This bridge will promote new walking and cycling paths into the city.

The southwestern arm of the site will remain as protected wetlands, providing an area for a rich variety of plants and animals to inhabit. Other amenities planned are water retention and management systems, sports fields, playgrounds, and amphitheater seating for outdoor performances and festivals.

STATUS: In Planning
SITE: Mannheim / Germany

SIZE: 46 Hectares
CLIENT: City of Mannheim
AWARDS: 1st Place Competition