EUROPAPLATZ in Heidelberg (Bahnstadt Heidelberg)
|Client||DSK GmbH & Co KG on behalf of the city of Heidelberg
Gustav-Zech-Stiftung Heidelberg GmbH
|Service||Planning and construction supervision (Lph 1 – 8)|
|Cost||2.7 million Euro|
|Awards||1st prize, landscape design competition 2017|
A diamond in the rough. The Europaplatz caters for both private and public use. Thoughtfully designed garden beds in ornamental circular shapes. Trees are hugged by perennial-grass mixtures appropriate to the location. The interplay of planting islands and furniture is highlighted by surface inlays of light-coloured, polished mastic asphalt. An open, urban square offers space for events and functions. The Europaplatz enables a connection between a new hotel and congress center, defining clear thoroughfares and passive spaces.