How to succeed in transformation processes

Reducing complexity

The systematic treatment of difficult action mechanisms and the derivation of methodical solutions are key elements in an effective implementation. With the reduction of the complexity and the formulation of the standard rates we generate additional benefits that outlive the planning process.

Contextual trans­formation

Based on size, centrality and importance we adopt a contextual approach for the successful transformation of former industrial and infrastructural waste land. A careful examination of typology, function and the site-specific context as well as finding the correct mix of networking and independence is a primary success factor in our work.


Innovation and adaptability are just as fundamental to the success of any system as robustness and resilience. A good urban climate makes a significant contribution to the robustness of our cities and communities. With our Climate Activation Plans, we work specifically towards a good urban climate and thus also lay the foundation for a future-oriented economy.

Branding & revitalization

The formulation of an independent identity and brand is part of our strategy to set targets for impulses and creating momentum. The centrepiece is an authentic reinterpretation and further development of the site.

Obtaining quality assurance using guidelines

Our success is based on an appropriate staged planning and design process. With the aid of a robust system of rules and guidelines we lay the foundation for a stepwise established of the long-term safety of the key qualities.

Sustainability through
flexible frameworks

We are developing intelligent solutions by means of a site-specific balance between robustness and flexibility, and between controlling and laisser-faire. Our master plans are based on a strong framework with the highest possible flexibility.

Process innovation

We organise planning as an interactive process. The training (capacity building) of the players involved is decisive for a sustainable security and is an essential element of our solutions. With increasing individualism, digitalisation and connectivity new forms of participation are emerging for the joint shaping of our built-up environment. Here we apply our process innovations and introduce the possibilities of modern technologies and methodologies.

Intermediate linking

The success of our planning is based on the linking up of criteria, disciplines, players and generations. The trend to connectivity dominates social change and generates new behaviour patterns and lifestyles. The organisation of people is taking place increasingly in networks. With the advancing digitalisation the networking and interaction of digital systems is also enabled (Internet of things). Both aspects as constituents of a holistic solution pave the way for technologically and socially intelligent smart cities.

Trend forecasting

We are involved intensively in trend research and future problems in urban and space development. Through our expertise we create additional benefits both in the field of expert advice on strategies and also in project work. Often we receive research funding from national institutions.