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Case studies

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International case studies

  • Scharnhauser Park

    Ostfildern, Germany

    Ostfildern, a town with 35,000 inhabitants, is located in the urban periphery of Stuttgart. The region is economically prosperous, but suffers from a considerable housing shortage and resulting high prices for housing.

  • Sulzer Redevelopment

    Winterthur, Switzerland

    The Sulzer Redevelopment in the Swiss city of Winterthur is located on a large site where the Sulzer company’s heavy industrial production had been sited. It comprises 25 hectares of centrally located land, which is almost exactly the size of the historic city centre.

  • Tübingen-Südstadt


    Tübingen is a university town 80km south of Stuttgart. Its population is 87,000 and has been growing for a long time, mainly due to in-migration. A further 8,000 inhabitants are expected by 2020.

  • Vauban

    Freiburg, Germany

    Vauban is a new district on a former French barracks site in the south of Freiburg, Germany.

  • ZaanEiland

    Zaanstad, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The Zaan region is one of the oldest industrial areas in the Netherlands.

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