21CD twenty-first century development

Südstadt

Südstadt, Tübingen, Germany

Südstadt is a redevelopment of a former military base that promotes a carefree, vibrant and dense community. 

Size:

30 acres, 6,500 residents, 2,000 jobs

Dates:

1990-2006

Project Team:

Lehen 3 Architekten

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Green roofs, courtyards, parks, green space.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Car-free areas, public transportation connection, underground parking, one stall per residence, surface parking is restricted and designated to a parking ramp.

Water

Water

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Water infiltration through greenspace, some storm water retention through green roofs.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Efficiency standards, passive solar design strategies, some solar PV use.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: Create a community with a strong emphasis on public space.

Strategies: Diversity of aesthetic architecture styles, flexible costs, dense development, community spaces, pedestrian oriented, human scale design, resident participation in the district, playground.

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Standard construction practices with an emphasis on efficiency.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

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Sources: ecotippingpoints.org  |  theguardian.com  |  young-germany.de  |  grkom.se  |  webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.