On a total of 60 hectares of derelict railroad land, one of the largest urban development projects in Germany is being built in the south of Duisburg: "6-Seen-Wedau". A regionally significant residential area with around 3,000 residential units is to be built on the southern area of the former railroad repair plant. A high quality of life, combined with infrastructural offerings, educational and care facilities and a wide range of recreational opportunities in a direct waterfront location and in the immediate vicinity of the Sechs-Seen-Platte recreational area, will characterize the newly emerging district, which will offer a broad spectrum of quality residential forms and types in the owner-occupied and rental segments.
As the owner, the municipal housing company GEBAG is responsible for the development of the site and offers investors the opportunity to realize high-quality residential construction by allocating individual building plots. With this project, the city of Duisburg is pursuing high ambitions for sustainable urban development: aspects such as water-sensitive urban development, environmentally friendly mobility, mixed uses and climate-friendly architecture play a central role. The further development of design aspects of the neighboring garden city of Wedau must also be taken into account in the new area in the "Neue Gartenstadt" neighborhood. To ensure a high architectural and open space quality, the project area will be divided into several marketing lots and awarded to investors in the course of combined bidding and competition procedures.
A total of four quarters with special urban development requirements will be created on the project area (from north to south):
The winning design envisages a centrally located, green, dense and mixed neighborhood which, with its networked neighborhoods, offers the best conditions for a healthy, climate-neutral lifestyle. In such an environment, the private car can be dispensed with, as diverse sharing offers can be made possible and alternative lifestyles can be given space.
The neighborhood structure, with its large park and spacious courtyard areas, provides a healthy living environment and space for community gardening projects. The three overarching use categories of "residential, office/service, and creative" shape the characters of the neighborhood spaces. Interactions between uses find space at all scales, bringing diversity to the neighborhood and creating special intensity at the "overlaps." The central pedestrian access axis links the city center with the new neighborhood center, where retail and community uses are found.
The first building plots have already been allocated to well-known investors: Aachener Siedlungs- und Wohnungsgesellschaft mbH, BPD Immobilienentwicklung GmbH, Nyoo Real Estate GmbH, Vivawest GmbH and Tecklenburg GmbH.
Marketing for the development on the Traverse, the planned architectural mile and one of the future prestige projects of 6-Seen-Wedau, began in September 2022. The conception phase by selected investors is currently underway.
Next step towards the future: For 6-Seen-Wedau, one of the largest urban development projects in Germany, the purchase agreement for a further building site was notarized last week: Tecklenburg GmbH, with branches in Düsseldorf and Straelen, acquired the 7,940-square-meter plot. The construction site is located in the southern part of the future "Neue Gartenstadt" quarter.
The largest urban development project in North Rhine-Westphalia is approaching a special milestone: marketing has begun for the development on the Traverse, the planned architecture mile and one of the future "flagships" of 6-Lakes-Wedau.
The largest urban development project in North Rhine-Westphalia is making progress: yesterday (August 25, 2022), further purchase agreements were signed with investors for two marketing lots.
The decision has been made: Last week (April 6, 2022), the jury met for the planning competition for two building sites in the 6-Seen-Wedau development area. The winning design comes from the Duisburg architectural firm Druschke und Grosser Architektur.
The largest urban development project in North Rhine-Westphalia is making progress: yesterday (March 29, 2022), the first purchase agreements were signed with investors for two marketing lots.