Our design for the “Town Hall of the Future mg+” creates an urban ensemble on three sites. It links the different services provided by the town hall with existing and newly developed places forming a new high-quality urban district. The differentiated network of green and blue zones, courtyards, roof areas, old and new buildings, improves the urban climate and, in addition, provides added value for the staff and citizens. The visible connection of all building components via the so-called city balcony with the conference centre facilitates the orientation for citizens and opens up the town hall to the city. Due to the setbacks in the new build and the stepped-back extension of the existing Karstadt department store, the historic tower of the town hall as well as the main Evangelical church are visible from afar. The elements relevant to the public, such as library, retail facilities, Karstadt, the bistro and restaurant Ratskeller, the bank Stadtsparkasse, as well as the new main entrance to the town hall are arranged like a string of beads all facing on to the new main square.