Michael Dietrich & Oliver Roth_Block

The riverbed is meant to be enlarged. The topography at the river edge will be lowered and a riverside park will be developed. In case of flooding, the riverside park can swallow a water rise of up to two meters. The street network in the northern block will be extended and connected to the neighboring blocks. The density in the lower block shall be reduced at the cost of enhancing the density in the southern block. The two blocks will be connected by pedestrian bridges which in case of flooding serve as means of escape from the incoming waters. Along the ridge of the southern block another linear park will be created. In each of the blocks, a new public square will be implemented serving as a community center and as a strategic hub in case of flooding.