Development of the Housing Quarter Künstlerviertel in Wiesbaden
Opened in 1904, the Wiesbaden West freight station operated until the end of the twentieth century. Since the closure, the state capital has been promoting residential redevelopment of the now vacant land near the city centre. Around 20 ha of land have been renamed the Künstlerviertel following the overall objective of family-friendly urban development. CDM Smith was initially commissioned with the soil remediation and the demolition of the existing buildings, preparing the space for redevelopment and construction.
Within the scope of the master plan, we designed the public infrastructure and provided support for its implementation; this included infrastructure for sewage, water, gas and telecommunications as well as traffic infrastructure with roads, pavements, parking spaces and corresponding roadside greenery. We supplied every phase of the German engineering and architecture fee schedule (HOAI) from basic evaluation to site management and supervision as well as property management and documentation. As the project progresses, we provide the main developers and investors on site with similar support services.
In addition to the environmental and economic benefits of redeveloping brownfields, perhaps an undervalued benefit is the impact on the community.
The result is a visually appealing combination of varied housing types. A central square, named Christa-Moering-Platz after the Wiesbaden painter and gallery owner, forms a meeting place for around 1,400 residents. Seven other streets in the artists’ quarter are also named after artists.