In Kassel‘s urban fabric, the Brüder-Grimm-Platz connects the city center with the districts Wehlheiden and Vorderer Westen. In terms of urban space, it forms the joint between the city center axis and the axis to Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. The square has a steep gradient and is divided into three parts by traffic connections. In view of this multitude of requirements, only restrained design settlements are proposed. These include

  • an emphazising of the historical pentagon shape,
  • the division of the square into an outer, stone ring and an inner, green square
  • as well as an accentuation of the entrance areas to the museum buildings and the gate buildings.

A coherent square is to be created beyond the existing traffic breaks. This will emphasize its joint and orientation function as well as the urbanistic effect of the surrounding buildings. As a meeting and recreation area, it should allow for as many different forms of use as possible.

The outer square area is combined into a ring by a uniform surface. As a hub, it allows visitors to circle the square and to distributes the traffic to the surrounding museum buildings, each of which has its own entrance area.

The inner area of the square is designed as a slightly recessed meadow. It thus offers its own quality of stay as a place to sit and lie down. At the transitions to the south and north, it is bordered by a spacious staircase and seating area.

The green grove connects the Brüder-Grimm-Platz with the Fürstengarten and the Weinbergterrassen to the south. The area is overgrown with trees and can be used as a seating and lounge area.

ClientStadt Kassel
Ulrike Böhm, Cyrus Zahiri, Katja Benfer, Rita Leal, Camille Régimbart, Jennifer Münner, Amadeus Theimer, Anton Fischer
Tagslatest, Plazas, Mobility, Competitions