Futureproof village realm Alpen

Public space Alpen – Futureproof village realm

Alpen is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Felixx is working on a staged transformation of the public spaces and landscapes of the village. Unlike many other villages, Alpen has a vibrant business community. It is very well connected to main infrastructures and situated in a beautiful rural environment. To fight the challenges of rural shrinkage, these qualities have to be sustained in order to provide qualitative living conditions, motivating young families to settle in Alpen.

Felixx developed 3 strategies to preserve the current economic conditions, strengthen the social facilities and improve the ecological performance of the village. The first strategy creates a characteristic village road for shops and commercial functions. The second strategy unites all existing landscapes within and around the village, turning them into an active green belt with multigenerational facilities. The third strategy transforms the existing centre of the village into a communal living room. These 3 strategies are divided into 9 projects that will be constructed during the next years.

Therefore we moved the focus from the centre to the entire community: not one compact transformation, but a large set of acupunctural interventions and measures.

The first project is the Neue Mitte, turning the centre into a communal living room. The entire area is paved with a shared space carpet. Inlayed flower patterns animate the specific spaces. Custom-made furniture elements are designed as scaled-up living room elements. The different objects were shown as 1:1 mockup models to the inhabitants, during a festive participation event.

Landscape Architecture: Felixx

Other designers involved in the design of landscape: De Zwarte Hond

Project Location: Alpen, Germany

Design year: 2016

Year Built: Ongoing

Manufacturer of urban equipment: Grijsen

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