From the Outside to the Inside – Focussing on the Centre
IBA City from 2003
Aschersleben is routing shrinkage from the perimeter towards the centre: demolition on the outskirts is accompanied by improvements in the central areas. Public services, educational, and retail facilities are being moved to the centre. The existing ring road separating the old historic town from its 19th century extensions plays a central role: 75 per cent of residential buildings here are empty. Selective demolition, implanting temporary and artistic uses in disused spaces, and introducing logistical functions should make the Innenstadtring ring road more attractive. A DRIVE THRU gallery has been set up on several vacant properties, and a further education centre is being established on a former industrial site. The Eine river is being re-routed to link-up with the historic old town.