Südbahnhof, Hannover , 2014

The distinctive triangular geometry of the site reflects the project’s position as a nucleus between the block edge structure to the west, the industrial zone to the east, and the noisy, prominent railway line in the north. These built structures in the dispersed neighbourhood with atmospheric density characterise the plot. The proposed large form, designed as a block edge development, reacts to this diverse neighbourhood and strengthens the quality of its surroundings with contextual building sections. As a coherent figure, the building maintains a uniform expression and continues the tradition of the local settlement history. The newly proposed volume has the potential to assert itself as a sustainable identity-generating building in this heterogeneous environment.