The Theodor-Heuss-Platz (-square) is predominantly occupied by inner-city traffic. It is the central transportation hub in the west of Ulm, which connects the surrounding residential areas, business and service locations with each other. It is used both by pedestrians and cyclists as well as buses, trams and motorized transport. In its center there is a tram station and two bus stops.
In the transport development plan for the city of Ulm and the area redevelopment master plan, the remodeling of the Theodor-Heuss-Platz has been on the agenda for many years. The current study area covers approximately 20,000 square meters and includes mainly the Theodor-Heuss-Platz with the adjacent road junctions and buildings. The square currently constitutes a pure traffic junction made of the intersection of six streets. The contest is to develop solutions that show how to organize and use the square’s urban, open space and traffic-related potentials better. To that end, an integrated urban development concept linking different modes of transport was drafted.