|Client||Fachamt Management des öffentlichen Raumes Abteilung Stadtgrün Bezirksamt Hamburg-Altona|
|Location||City of Hamburg, Germany|
|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.