The project uses a block structure with a central green connection to the train stop, introducing a familiar urban strategy. Would the idea of Grassstich also work if we only consider site 1, or would it be rather a fragment whose potential will only unfold if the project is completed to the north?
Grassstitch is a traditional project, showing a quite “normal” masterplan without anything exciting, but also without anything wrong. On the one hand, there is a lack of innovation, on the other hand the familiar grid system has high flexibility in time, the ideas are not so bad, but not so surprising or innovative either. For a winner of Europan, the jury expects for more innovative impulses.
(excerpt & paraphrase of the jury minutes)