We perceive our surroundings as a sequence of different spaces. In particular, the area around the train station in Traunstein is characterized by a multitude of different functions and spatial fragments. The aim of our work is to make functions and spatial fragments legible in a new way through targeted interventions, thus enabling citizens to perceive and use them as a matter of course.
Through the new development accompanying the railroad above the bus station as well as the linear development above the station (Hartinger-Areal), the characteristic flow bed of the railroad lines is strengthened and framed. The bridge as well as the islands of the platforms or the rock of the signal box become independent elements by which and through which the flow field of the railroad is characterized and can be experienced.
The existing high points (cinema building, post office building) characterize the station square in its modernist, industrial structure. The head building above the bus station frames the station square by a third high point to the southwest. The formative roundel remains in the center and is additionally strengthened by planting. The surrounding space is structured by chains of luminaires so that quiet zones and movement zones are naturally separated from each other and support the coexistence of the different road users in a shared space.
Station Road and bridge
The Bahnhofsplatz forms the prelude and end point of the axis between Stadtplatz via Maxplatz and Stadtpark to Bahnhofsplatz. On this central axis, Traunstein’s development history can be read. Both are continued by the bridge over the railroad area not only functionally but also by new spatial sequences.
In order to additionally strengthen Bahnhofstrasse as a vital connection to the city center, we suggest changing the underpass situation at Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse.
Under the new building volume, the parking bays for the buses along Bahnhofstraße will be spatially framed and defined as a place. A city terrace stages the intersection of the different levels. Here, bicycles and carts are transferred by a large cargo platform. A large traffic structure additionally cutting into the urban body is avoided.
On the ground floor and 1st floor there are public functions and retail spaces, above that the building can be programmed according to demand, e.g. for start-ups, co-working, practices, offices or temporary forms of housing (hotel, boarding house).
The Crailsheimstraße neighborhood is characterized by the disused diagonal track space (Martin-Luther-Platz), as well as by park-like tree population. The goal of the development is to preserve both spatial entities in terms of urban history and to develop them into characteristic spaces in the urban body.
To this end, the parking area is to be developed into a green corridor that extends from Rosenheimer Strasse in the southwest to the station square and forms the urban spatial counterpart for the bus station.
The urban, narrow lane space of Martin-Luther-Strasse will be strengthened by continuous canopy zones and a small-scale store use in the ground floor area as a place for creative coexistence. As a square space, it forms the center of the new quarter. The development further develops the existing structure. A moderate volumetry closes the urban body growing up from the city center.