The winning design of the urban planning competition initiated by METRO PROPERTIES in cooperation with the city of Dusseldorf for the METRO Campus has been decided. 'ACME, London with Stadt Land Fluss, Berlin with Kieran Fraser Landscape Design, Vienna' prevailed with its design against the 5 other finalists.
ACME with Stadt Land Fluss & Kieran Landscape Design convinced the jury with a coherent concept that clearly highlights the development potential of the METRO Campus area and creates an urban, diversified quarter that harmoniously combines living, retail and leisure. The expert jury, consisting of renowned architects, urban planners and landscape architects, representatives of METRO PROPERTIES as well as Düsseldorf politicians and administrators, selected the winner in a meeting today.
The 2nd place went to Lorber Paul Architekten with Prof. Rolf-Egon Westerheide and club l94 landschaftsarchitekten, the recognition award went to caspar.schmitzmorkramer with Schellenberg + Bäumler Architekten & Studio grüngrau Landschaftsarchitektur.
“Due to the extremely positive experience, we again initiated an urban planning competition with the city of Düsseldorf. The conceptual task was definitely a challenge for the participating architects, urban planners, and landscape architects. We are very pleased that ACME with Stadt Land Fluss & Kieran Fraser Landscape Design won the competition. The winning design builds a good basis for the future design of the METRO Campus area. An urban quarter could be created here that could lead the METRO Campus into the future under all aspects of sustainability, the challenges of climate change, changed mobility requirements and demographic developments our society faces.”, said Jürgen Schwarze, Chief Financial Officer of METRO PROPERTIES and member of the jury.
The METRO Campus of the future will combine living and working space, mixed with retail, gastronomy, local recreation, and leisure. The aim is to create a diversified and lively urban quarter in the middle of the Düsseldorf metropolitan region.
"I was thrilled by the committed results of the competition. I would like to thank the teams once again for this. With the winning design, the jury has awarded a forward-looking concept that provides excellent special features for the area. Here we have the chance for a new kind of mixed-use neighbourhood development with housing, work and trade. In addition to the exciting urban and architectural structures, high quality open spaces and complementary infrastructure facilities such as schools, day-care centres and nursing homes will form a lively quarter. We can all look forward to a trend-setting quarter of the future in Düsseldorf," says Cornelia Zuschke, the City of Düsseldorf's Commissioner for Planning, Building, Mobility and Real Estate.
The award-winning design will serve as the basis for the subsequent urban land-use planning process. Citizens will be involved in this process as soon as possible.
All 6 works will be shown online at dialog.metro-campus.de for the interested public.
In addition, the drafts and further information on the METRO CAMPUS project can be found here: www.metro-campus.de.
METRO is a leading international wholesale company with food and non-food assortments that specialises in serving the needs of hotels, restaurants and caterers (HoReCa) as well as independent traders. Around the world, METRO has some 16 million customers, who can choose whether to shop in one of the large-format stores, order online and collect their purchases at the store or have them delivered. METRO also supports the competitiveness of entrepreneurs and independent businesses with digital solutions and thereby contributes to cultural diversity in retail and hospitality. Sustainability is a key pillar of METRO’s business. METRO has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 7 consecutive years. The company operates in 34 countries and employs more than 97,000 people worldwide. In financial year 2019/20, METRO generated sales of €25.6 billion. In addition, in our online magazine MPULSE.de, we also report on the things that affect our customers, employees, partners and suppliers – and the things that we do for them.
METRO PROPERTIES is the real estate company of METRO AG, a leading international wholesale and food expert, operating in 34 countries and employing more than 100,000 people worldwide. The real estate company combines comprehensive wholesale and retail competence, highly developed real estate expertise and implementation capability. METRO PROPERTIES collaborates with local communities, business partners and selected investors to develop innovative and sustainable wholesale, retail, and mixed-use concepts. On both the national and international level, METRO PROPERTIES pursues active and value-enhancing asset management. Business partners and customers receive competent support worldwide. Apart from its headquarters in Germany, the company has operations in Poland and Turkey. In other countries, the company is represented by regional management and the METRO team.