Altmarkt, Dresden Inner-city “stage”

Konzept

The redesign of the Altmarkt, Dresden’s oldest square, was subject to a multifaceted and complex requirement profile: the integration of a tram stop and an underground parking facility with 468 parking spaces into the area of the square, as well as the restructuring of the adjacent pedestrian areas. An urban, representative and multifunctional town plaza has emerged – an inner city “stage” with a high quality of stay.

The design concept has been consistently attuned to fit the changeful history of the plaza. Five water basins, in which the brightly-lit arcades are reflected, mark what was originally the historic border of the Altmarkt square. The natural stone blocks, which each have a relief worked into the upper side, make an appealing sculptural volume, even without water.

Customer

Sachsen Bau GmbH & Co. KG and the provincial capital of Dresden

Project period

2000 - 2009

Size

25.300 m²

Country

Germany

Competition

1st prize competition 2000

Realization

WES & Partner

Photos

Alexander Paul Brandes
Michael Rink (Visualisations)

Pictures of the project

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Publications

Book

Stadtplätze: Architektur und Freiraum- planung

Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch, 2004
Author: Jürgen Knirsch

Altmarkt
Dresden

Project presentation
Trade journal
"Bauwelt"

PlatzgestaltungAltmarkt

Bauverlag BV, 26.05.2000

Altmarkt
Dresden

Details of the project
Brochure

Lebendiger Stadtplatz mit Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft

10.2009
State capital Dresden
Mayor of Dresden (Editor)

Altmarkt
Dresden

Project documentation