GELSENKIRCHEN HEINRICH-KÖNIG PLAZA




URBAN SQUARE

RESTRICTRD OPEN SPACE
PLANNING IDEA COMPETITION

3. PRIZE

The Heinrich-König-Platz is located at the intersection of important urban spaces of the city of Gelsenkirchen. Its bordering consists of a heterogeneous development, significantly differing in terms of height, construction and materiality.

The subspaces of the Heinrich-König-Platz and the Neumarkt are to be combined as one cohesive spatial sequence. Referring to the unobtrusive design of medieval spaces, the square’s surface is consolidated as a coherent space by a consistent covering. Fixtures and furnitures are combined at the edges.

The harmonization creates an open and cohesive space, becoming accessible as a spatial sequence on walking

through. By keeping the square clear, the two church buildings and the Hans-Sachs-Haus are emphasized as important points of orientation and redirection.

Team
Competition
Ulrike Böhm, Cyrus Zahiri, Katja Benfer, Anne Wex, Mirjam Sauer, Rita Leal, Pilar Morilla, Christina Bös
Year09/2009
TagsCompetitions, Urban Square