Building / Planning

Sports on Top — Com­bin­a­tion of sports and retail for effi­cient use of lim­ited space

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Building, Planning
Frankfurt am Main
German retail company

The lim­ited avail­ab­il­ity of space in inner cities has become an increas­ingly import­ant issue in urban plan­ning in recent years. Cre­at­ive approaches to the effi­cient use of space, such as the com­bined use of space for dif­fer­ent pur­poses have gained enorm­ous import­ance.

Based on our internal concept stud­ies on the com­bin­a­tion of sports and retail use, we have developed plan­ning approaches for the con­crete imple­ment­a­tion of such a concept in cooper­a­tion with a large German retail com­pany and AS+P.

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In addi­tion to legal issues, a detailed loc­a­tion ana­lysis includ­ing market and demand ana­lysis was car­ried out in order to optim­ise the range of offered sports and to create offers for broad user groups. Rel­ev­ant stake­hold­ers such as local sports organ­isa­tions, city author­it­ies and res­id­ents were involved in the plan­ning pro­cess and were able to con­trib­ute their respect­ive demands and pref­er­ences. A mod­u­lar concept for sports use was developed so that the applic­a­tion can be flex­ibly adap­ted to local con­di­tions at dif­fer­ent loc­a­tions. In addi­tion, ini­tial cost estim­ates, fin­an­cing approaches and visu­al­isa­tions were developed.


  • Concept development for the efficient combination of sports and retail use
  • Organisation of a participation process for relevant local stakeholders
  • Market and demand analysis to optimise the planned sports offers
  • Development of an operating concept and identification of potential cooperation partners
  • Creation of planning documents and visualisations
  • Initial cost determination and financing approaches

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