Reininghau goes smart


  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Site Area: 1.03 km²
  • Project Volume: € 360 Million
  • Function: Mixed-use with 60% housing
  • States: On going


The modern city should be vital, diverse, and fun to live in, which is what the adaptive reuse of the previous brewery district of Reininghaus should become. What on the surface sounds plausible requires a complicated, multi-layered strategy ? how can vitality and variation be planned?



Creating 'Complexcity'


Cities are complex systems, to achieve urban resilience, we have to find the ‘sweet-spots’ between too little complexity (city becomes fragile) and complexity overload; this, in the urban planning, requires optimized  urban density, diversity and agility.