Carolin Reul // Development of sustainable Industrial Areas at Eisenbahnweg / Madrider Ring in Aachen



(Abstract of the written work)

Industrial areas are an important part of the city, but they face various challenges. Due to the focus on economy and practicality, aspects such as design quality and sustainability are lacking in many industrial areas. The plan area Eisenbahnweg / Madrider Ring in Aachen examined in this work is one of the few areas that the city of Aachen still has available for new developments. In the context of the increasingly clear consequences of climate change and dwindling resources, such a new development requires a focus on increased sustainability in order to develop the area in a contemporary and future-proof manner. In this work, theoretical foundations are first determined, which examine the situation of industrial areas and the possibilities of how the challenges can be tackled in the future. These requirements and possible measures are then applied to the Eisenbahnweg / Madrider Ring planning area in Aachen. For this purpose, an overview of the situation of trade and industrial areas in Aachen is given, supported by two expert interviews. As a basis for a concept, the location of the planning area is examined for various aspects. Based on this, two urban variants are created. These are compared with each other using the criteria determined for the future viability of industrial estates, and the better rated variant is then drafted. The processing of this topic shows its complexity and topicality. Many aspects have to be considered and a balance has to be found. A particular challenge here is the fact that commercial architecture is primarily based on the individual requirements of the respective company. The design for the planning area is based on the requirements of increasing environmental and climate protection, flexibility and attractiveness for all users.


Examiner: Univ-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beusker
Co-Examiner: Univ-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Christa Reicher
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beusker

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