The transformation of a factory district into a lively neighborhood means to turn a sector that has been completely isolated for understandable reasons into a public place, i.e., spaces that were formerly secluded because of their industrial usage are to be newly dedicated to serve as public space. The architecture itself of the extant building substance can only achieve this end to a limited extent without major interventions. Considering this context, what can represent such a transformation are primarily new buildings. On the one hand, this happens through the program, and, on the other, the new buildings must be designed with sufficient porosity in order to convey a sense of life outwards.
In this regard, as a matter of course the new buildings are to be developed as a respectively open structure, which, through precise transparent zones, recesses, and indentations and protrusions, can perform the task of conveying the usages outwards. In contrast to the old industrial building, the new organization is structured in the form of spanners that are inserted and function in a southeastern direction. This creates attractive apartments with spacious outdoor areas on the inner alleyways or lanes and on Kesselhausplatz, which become increasingly exclusive towards the top levels.