A sensible contribution for the sustainable recycling of land. Christine Schimpfermann, Planning and Construction Officer for the Town of Regensburg
CA IMMO Deutschland / Immobilien Zentrum GmbH, Regensburg
68.000 sqm GFA
MESS GbR Kaiserslautern
realgrün Landschaftsarchitekten München
architecture: with Wittmann Architektur
CA IMMO (5, 9)
Jens Weber (1 - 4, 6 - 8)
The former slaughterhouse is today the vibrant centre of a roughly eleven hectare, mixed urban district with 400 residential units and 300 jobs in the service sector. The area is an important building block for overall urban development in the eastern area of Regensburg. Leisure facilities enliven 1.5 hectares of greenery and areas of water which link the commercially used area around the slaughterhouse building to the residential districts of Marina Quartier. From the overall urban planning via land-use planning to building planning, ASTOC supported the transformation process of the slaughterhouse complex. One third of the residential developments, for example, are designed by ASTOC. In terms of proportions and scale, they blend with the neighbouring residential areas and reinterpret terraced housing as a style, and the result is a district with an urban flair in direct proximity to the historic centre of Regensburg.
As an important company in the East Bavarian economy, the Old Slaughterhouse in Regensburg, opened in the 1880s near the city centre, was steadily extended through additional cattle market halls and stables until the 1950s. After its closure in the 1990s, the site between the historic old town and the port district with its adjoining red light area lay derelict for a long time. The quality of this industrial monument was only rediscovered with the passage of time. Segmental arches refurbished in accordance with preservation orders in Zollinger lamellar design as well as a hipped roof construction with groin vaulting and neo-Roman cast iron supports, today span a prestigious congress and conference centre.