The competition is over and the winning design has been announced! bof architekten & hutterreimann landschaftsarchitektur have convinced with their design. In a final exhibition from 11 to 23 January, all 30 designs will be presented once again.


In a well-attended citizens’ meeting, the winning design for the redesign of the promenade ring of the Lower Austrian capital St. Pölten was presented. A jury headed by Uli Hellweg selected the design by the team Rosinak & Partner (Vienna) and DnD Landschaftsplanung (Vienna).


A reading book with texts from100 years of urban development.

Selected and commented by members of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning (DASL). With a contribution by Uli Hellweg on the influence of Michel Foucault’s essay “The Heterotopias – Other Spaces” on planning culture.

Edited by Heidede Becker and Johann Jessen – DOM Publishers and DASL 2021

Uli Hellweg’s contribution in the “Preparatory Report” to the annual conference of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning (DASL) in Hamburg deals with the little-noticed, but today all the more important chapters on diversity and mix of uses. Jane Jacobs has already pointed out many of the mistakes in urban planning that we are still making today in our new neighbourhood projects.


Urban-Rural Dynamics – Uli Hellweg interviewed by Mark Kammerbauer :In topos 114 that is on fringes we explore that which lies at the edges, that which is located in the transition between two systems; that which sets a mark, but which also merges fluidly or even in fragile ways from one element into the other while still being able to accomodate one or more centres within it. We define fringes as in-between spaces, transitional spaces, and sometimes non-places; contradictory, sometimes undefined, fragmented. Above all, we define fringes as spaces of possibility and experimentation.


By Mark Kammerbauer

We meet urban planner Uli Hellweg after a workshop on the planning of a courtyard and high-rise quarter in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. Housing for more than 2,000 residents is to be built here, with up to 50 per cent social housing, a mix of uses and facilities based on the Berlin model. We took the opportunity to talk to Uli Hellweg about the current challenges and opportunities of urban planning in general and in Berlin in particular.

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Since the beginning of the year 2020, the global crisis has been called COVID-19. Its effects on urban society cannot yet be rudimentarily assessed and affect entire sectors such as trade, gastronomy or the cultural and creative industries in addition to the private and professional environment of residents. As a member of the RaumwerkD advisory board, Uli Hellweg will speak at the NRW Chamber of Architects on the topic: “Validity of informal planning against the background of current challenges”.

Regarding the possible participation of the City of Vaihingen (Enz) in the International Building Exhibition IBA`27 StadtRegion Stuttgart, the citizens’ dialogue requested by the municipal council was continued on 19 January 2021. In the first phase, the information phase, general information is provided on what international building exhibitions are.

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As part of the first online conference of the IBA Metropolregion München, Uli Hellweg will talk about how it works, the added value, experiences of other IBAs and “Lessons Learned” for founding an IBA company.

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Germany is building XXL. New urban districts are being built everywhere. The FAZ presents the largest projects: Munich Freiham, Berlin Rummelburger Bucht and Schumacher Quartier, Fankfurt Riedberg and the new “district of quarters” in the northwest, Hamburg Oberbillwerder and Holsten-Quartier, Freiburg Dietenbach and Potsdam Krampnitz.

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