The project was in its infancy, said Augsburg architect Stefan Schrammel, when he formally presented to the city councils a feasibility study drawn up by himself and other planners. The water management office will also have a say in the precise planning of the project, said Schrammel. Because it still lacks the finishing touch for flood protection at the bus station. The architects have already taken into account the specifications of the plans in their study: there should be no wall on the pair, but the area should be completely raised by 1.50 meters. From the couple to the Mayor-Stocker ring, he should fall gently, so Schrammel.
The decisive difference between the two variants developed for the citizen and the cultural center is the effect of urban development. In the first variant – Stadthalle, the library and the youth center on one side, the administrative building on the other side of the bus station – a kind of path between the couple and the ditch of the city walls should be created. In the second variant – municipal library, administration, youth center on one side, the town hall with a focus on the other – will create a new venue on the outskirts of the old town. Schrammel: "Every variant offers great opportunities."
Schrammel also briefly showed city councilors what the timing might look like. An architectural competition could be completed within a year, with land use requiring an additional year and a half. It will take another year and a half to finalize the detailed construction planning. Schrammel estimated that the construction period would be two more years.
"It's going to take a few years, but it's going in the right direction," congratulated Werner Lemal (FW) on his project. Mayor Karlheinz Stephan (CSU) also described it as an "important topic for the future". The study opens the appetite for more. Even Georg Berger (proSob), a man on the contrary mind of economics, spoke "spontaneously" of "attractive planning". However, he complained that it had to be clear before planning what the city could claim for a new city hall. And this must be filled with events: "If every day here plays a Günter Grünwald, then it is paying off."
"I'm pushing with you," said Martha Schwarzbauer (SPD), the two initiators of the project, Andy Vogl and Hartmut Siegl (both CSU), on the other side of the room. Franz Mühlpointner (BVS) slowed down a bit and asked his colleagues on the city council to take him to other reference projects for the reception halls and examine them – as he did there is three years. But the others wanted to go through it.
Günther Schalk (FW) felt that it was urgent to build a new city hall. For a possible competition, he wanted to give the participants no clarification, that variant A or variant B is the best. That's what creative minds should decide for themselves. Stefan Eikam (SPD) did not think about it very well. Above all, the possibility of modular construction was important for the social democrats.
Bastian Fuchs (CSU) called the space variant "the amateur". It was particularly important for the leader of the Christian Social Group to continue to benefit from the momentum that is currently arousing the problem among the general public. The subject should be treated urgently.
Unanimously, the town halls opted for an architectural competition that could cost, according to first estimates, between 200,000 and 300,000 euros. But exactly these details should now be developed by the city's construction bureau and the results presented "at one of the next meetings".