The bright side of life
urbanistic project by Ivan Kucherenko, Christopher Hoffmann and Mirja Renner
Rissen is a small suburban township with approximately 15 .000 inhabitants. It occupies approximately 17 km² in the western part of Hamburg . The city center is a traffic calmed zone in which some shops can be found. Walking through Rissen´s streets, one gets the impression of a quaint and comfortable smaller city. There´s a park in the immediate neighborhood of the center and the natural reserve "Schnaakenmoor" isn´t far off, either. Due to this location close to nature, Rissen has been called the "green oasis of Hamburg". It´s a beautiful city with a quiet city center, many residential areas , excellent amenities, and a direct access to it´s green surroundings . Looking more closely, it becomes obvious that this appearance is deceptive. Interstate 431, a four - lane road with adjacent train tracks, cuts directly through Rissen´s center. While the street´s lanes have been lowered and noise protection has been erected, the interstate is disruptive and splits the city in two .
A new overlap which cover the debility of Rissen. Some town which is disruptive and split in two will be one into the future. There will be new areas for young and old people. The Nature will be preserved and comes to the center of Rissen. In addition to a substantial gain in park areas and play areas there will be arise new sport centres, supply centres and cultural centres. That´s “the bright side of life”!
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