Public Interiors
Pedestrians strategies as a synonym of quality in the public space. The cohabitation among the pedestrians with the shops 

and the different urban activities boosts the street as a contemporary place of coexistence. 
Cultural or public buildings, such as the Harder, will influence beyond their walls. 
With this strategy, we want to have a diverse public place where the urban comfort 
linked to the public spaces becomes a reality.

Patios for Locals
We want to make visible and incorporate to the existing urban space the extended network of block

 courtyards and hidden corners as proximity spaces for the locals, so that identity and reciprocity 
networks are strengthened against the possibility of losing quality in the public space due to tourism.
 In short, the social capital of Ingolstadt. A first economic boost by the administration and the 
involvement of the neighbourhood at the time of developing the programmes that would occupy the 
square to generate spaces for local use.

Forest Street
Redesign of the main avenue Harderstrasse, introducing the green ring and its forest. Not only 

incorporating its logics, but also green space plus equipment. The new axis becomes a new urban 
happening. We understand that the success of the green ring is the combination of green space with 
diverse equipment. The new Harderstrasse has the ambition to be a park and a street at the same time.

It is essential to provide the perimeter of the city with an urban and landscape high-quality network 

of parking lots and transport interchanges. We promote this network by incorporating new parking 
areas and combining them with the adjacent equipments and less aggressive ways of transport, 
such as the bicycle and pedestrian networks, to access the old town. This new agenda of 
programmes pays attention to the commuters’ time zones and their habits, combining a great 
variety of urban situations.


Through an urban interior reform plan, we balance the north and south poles of the old
town of Ingolstadt to obtain a more atomised occupation,
using the green ring as the
origin of the intervention and the absence of vegetation in the old town as an opportunity. The
HarderStrasse is transformed into an equipment with a unique identity which communicates the
centre of the old town with the glacis, so that it works as a walkway to the ring and the NEW-ZOB,
which is relocated in the north access of the wall, as a big, technified green space in the main north
south axis. This way, a new element would be created in order to strengthen quotidian identity. The
street becomes a lineal park and the pedestrian not only has a public way, but also a nucleus of
activity, where he or she can enjoy a comfortable public space at street level.

The new green axis is articulated in the north with the inherited esplanade from the
which can host a lot of different events controlled by the city council through a cultural agenda.
The urban space mutates into a public scenography.

When expanding this activity of the city to the north, new spaces of opportunity are
opened (supported by the current public spaces), either residential or civic ones. They
can be occupied by permanent residents.

5 Strategies



 25 Actions

Restore forest edge path along the ring.
Build generous underpass.
Insert field activities with potential building equipments.
Clear north access landscape. Design view access point.
Design Bus Station and programs related to commuters.
Reduce to 70% the bus traffic redirecting some to Ingolstadt Nort.
Landscaping with tree nurseries for future planting in the city.
Reinforce the axis. Rename it to DIe Strasse der Feste.
Redesign actual car park space.
Highlight bus station access with pavement and landscape.
Reserve of space for events, Back of House.
Liberate the square from fix uses. Now, everything is possible.
Support shadow structure for square events.
Expand the wall ring with a new arch. 

Priorize pedestrians to car users. Continuous pavement.
Update Unterer-Graben patio. Art Laboratory
Set a path for urban bus, residents and local services vehicles
Restrict car access
Foresting HarderStrasse

Incorporate existing open squares to public realm.
 Open interior patios to public domain.
Activate patios with local agenda
Technify the public space with technical equipment
Management of the steet between public and private intersts

Adrià Escolano
Gonzalo Gutiérrez DRST
 Álvaro Carrillo

- First Prize EUROPAN 13