Cities as cultural products are neither ‘built’ nor ‘planned,’ at best they are guided and steered in a certain direction. Therefore, rules and regulations are one of the few tools that are actually suitable to guide future development within such collective and complex urban settings.
We strongly believe that the field of (urban) design should not simply adhere to these standards as some neutrally existing context but should actively engage in discussing them in order to make them subject to design as well. read more
Height differences between individual buildings are highly desirable, but at the same time an excessively strong contrast between neighboring structures detracts from a district’s physical coherence. For this reason, neighboring buildings shall not differ in height by more than 50% of their total heights.