From the guy that prought you optimized layouts for Anno 1404:
Are you sick of not knowing how to place your buildings, having your population riot due to a lack of access to their much desired locations? Are you distrought at the sight of your productions, that are just laying about all over the place, enormously inefficient?
Then do not fret my dear freind, for I posess the solution for all that ails you: This very guide. In here you will not only learn how to construct your cities beautifully and ellegantly, but also how to arrange your productions efficiently and easily.
Optimal City Layout
Now this layout is designed to wor up to tier 3, so in the beginning there are obviously gonna be some gaps. You may fill them or leave them empty as you please.
I think this image is quite self explanatory, so I’m not gonna add anything more to this.
You may also wish to employ this second layout, which has the upside of housing almost double the amount of people of the first one. The downsides on the other hand are the fact that there is no space for ornamental buildings, and that the first layout is heaps more modular than this one:
The observant ones among you probably already noticed, that there is an image missing, which is actually due to the fact that its not there. So, coming soon I guess.
Lumber & Wood
And this consequently for refined lumber:
You obviously need both. And it’s actually two of the first and only one of the second one for complete efficiency.
And this one. Just be mindfull that this one needs at least a medium level Warehouse: