New city centre, Bremerhaven “Bürger” = Boulevard

Konzept

The Bürgermeister-Smidt street, nicknamed “Bürger”, the German word for citizen, is the most important axis in Bremerhaven city centre in terms of urban planning. It is structured spatially by the plazas Kirchenplatz and Theodor-Heuss-Platz, as well as their intersections with the east-west axes. It is the main shopping street and forms the backbone of the city.

Befitting to this important role, it has been developed into a spacious boulevard and with its complex appearance it provides significant economic stimulus.

A long walkway in the centre structures the street. It unites the various zones and is a response to the special urban features. The walkway contains fountains and water objects, sculptures, display screens and benches.

Customer

BIS Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung mbH, Bremerhaven (Bremerhaven Economic Development Company) and City of Bremerhaven

Project period

1998 - 2007

Size

57.550 m²

Country

Germany

Competition

1. PRIZE, 1998

Realization

WES & Partner

Partner

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten GmbH, Braunschweig
Westphal Architekten BDA, Bremen
M+O Bremen
Ingenieurgesellschaft für das Bauwesen mbH, Bremen

Photos

Jörn Hustedt (4,8)
Studio B (1,3,5-7,9)

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Awards

Recognition

BDA Prize Bremen 2002

Association of German ArchitectsBremen
Bremerhaven, Germany

Bürgermeister-Smidt-Straße

with KSP Architekten, WestphalArchitekten & M+O Bremen