Project   Cranachplatz
Client   Fachamt Management des öffentlichen Raumes Abteilung Stadtgrün Bezirksamt Hamburg-Altona
Location   City of Hamburg, Germany
Planning period   2015
Construction Period   2016-2017
Completion   2017
Service   Planning and construction supervision (Lph 1-8)
Cost   265. 000 Euro
Area   6 500 sqm
Photo credits   Martin Mai

In order to preserve the cultural heritage of the site, minimal intervention is used in the revitalization of Cranachplatz, a small historical square designed by local garden designer Ferdinand Tutenberg in 1913. Tutenberg’s original plan is the foundation of a basic renewal that reflects contemporary user needs given that the square is now used less as a thoroughfare and more as a neighborhood park. Generous seating that emphasizes the square’s historical geometry is added while the circulation network is muted to recharacterize the square as a destination. A whimsical playground has been custom-designed to encourage intergenerational play, while undulating vegetated mounds invite either active or passive activity.

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