The development of the Faerbi Areal is concentrated on five
islands, resulting in an attractive 50/50 relationship between open space and
built architecture. The "dense urban islands" reinterpret the scale
of the surrounding heterogeneous industrial and commercial buildings. They are compact
but transparent volumes in a park-like setting with a sparse Robinia grove.
Each island is efficiently connected to the existing access system - each
island represents a spatial and atmospheric experience. The architecture of the
islands is structured in horizontally layered typologies, formulating a range
of different degrees of privacy: The ground floor is transparent and allows a
variety of views and vistas through the park and onto the surrounding islands.
While living and working in the park space, an interaction is created between
garden, park and horizon, between the viewer and the multi-layered perspectives
from the architecture into the countless vanishing points of the park. The
patios on the first two floors formulate a specific office landscape and allow
views of the sky and life on the ground floor. The upper floors shape the
appearance of the islands from above with different spatial geometries.
Generous passages and individually designed patios connect the interior of the
islands with the park landscape. The result is a unique atmosphere that invites