Wetzlar - Germany

Urban Renewal - Strategic Master Planning 


              City centre

              New City Area

              Central Station Area


Wetzlar is one of the most attractive commercial locations in the state of Hesse in Germany. The city lies in the Lahn-Dill area on the river Lahn and it’s a German center for optics as well as the most important German location for the precision engineering industry.


In 2010 we won the selection of the European Union to develop a strategy for regional growth, innovation and employment creation. At the same time we proposed an inclusive master plan for urban renew in order to reestablish the relationship between city and river.


The strategic plan for the period of 20 years, for the area of 84ha, was based from the outset on close collaboration with the municipality and representatives of the community. A detailed analysis of the historical development of the urban tissue and economical development was the basis to understand the current situation and its chaotic consequences for infrastructure, public space and urban identity. From then on, in a strong participative process, we have been able to accomplish the deliverables necessary for the realization of the projects.

European Tender

In collaboration with:

Inverda - Maastricht

Commissioned by:

City of Wetzlar