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    Heidelberg. The Neckar river flows from the Odenwald mountains into the Rhine plains

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    The Red Ribbon. A sand stone path from historic castle to coming Neckar island

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    Temperaments of the Neckar. Man-made and domesticated river

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    ACTION 01: RED RIBBON, WATERFRONT DETAIL

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    2: RÖMERLAWN, A 2-WAY TILTED GREEN PLANE AND STAGE TOWARDS THE CITY

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    4: MAX PLANCK TERRACES, MULTIPLE LEVELS FOR PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT THROUGH RE-GRADED TOPOGRAPHIES

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    5: UPPER GARDEN TERRACES, EXPANDING THE EXISTING PRIVATE GARDENS TO THE WATER GARDENS (06)

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    19-23: BIODIVERSITY CENTRE, ZOO WALK AND NECKAR VIEW LOOP

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    Planting & biodiversity strategy - from wild to formal

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    The expanded Wehrsteg bridge for bicycle access

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    Materials & Trees

The Red Ribbon

Europan is a biannual, pan-European competition that aims to promote the realization of innovative ideas by young architects and urban design professionals on various European sites. The winning scheme for the Heidelberg site ‘The Red Ribbon’ redefines the waterfront of Heidelberg’s University Campus, the Neuenheimer Feld. The project gives the Campus an appropriate presence within the context of the city and establishes a coherent, public and accessible river frontage. Besides the landscape design for the riverfront it proposes a reorganisation of the urban layout of the Campus and the addition of 3 key buildings to the site: Römerlawn, Neckar Island and Biodiversity Centre. A total set of 23 autonomous yet complementary actions supports a phased and flexible implementation.

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Team: Thomas Stellmach Collaborators: Martin Sobota (Cityförster), Marc Ryan with Artur Borejszo Date: 2009-2010 Type: Open competition Client: Europan 10, City of Heidelberg Location: Heidelberg, D Subject: Urban Design Surface: 24.4 ha Status: Implementation under way, 1st prize Subject: Urban Design