Large Estate Potential

Future Visions for Neue Vahr

Katja-Annika Pahl / Iris Reuther / Peter Stubbe / Jürgen Tietz (eds.)

Softcover with flaps
24 x 30 cm
128 pages, approx. 120 col and b/w
ISBN 978-3-86859-533-8


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The large estate Neue Vahr in Bremen is a successful urban model. It was developed at the beginning of the 1960s as a “town of the future”, including designs by Ernst May, and is one of the largest residential estates of post-war modernity in Germany. With the current Neue Vahr model process, the housing association GEWOBA has launched an exemplary development process for the district, in cooperation with the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Based on a precise analysis of the existing buildings, the infrastructure and the green areas, as well as the residential community, an interdisciplinary team from architecture, city, transport and landscape planning together with external experts and residents has developed future visions for the further development. The aim was to preserve the qualities of the district and at the same time to strengthen communal living in Neue Vahr as a city of the 21st century in which affordable living in a healthy and green environment remains possible.

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