Alter Markt, forecourt Marstall and Landtag surroundings, Potsdam

Elegant carpet for historic ensemble

Concept

The size and the urban fabric of the wonderful city ensemble surrounding the Alter Markt, now restored by the new building of the Potsdamer Stadtschloss (parliament building) and the reconstruction of the Humboltstraße, has been made tangible by the calm and consistent design of the interlinked streets and plazas.

The elegant, reserved design of the surfaces creates a coherent area in which the urban context of the castle, obelisk and the Nikolai church solitaires are highlighted and their individual, representative impact is increased. In combination with the Steubenplatz and the reconstruction of the buildings in the Humboldtstraße, the Alter Markt has regained its importance as the historic centre of Potsdam in the form of a spatially differentiated, high quality urban space. Here, the forecourt of the Marstall building forms the transition and border to the neighbouring Lustgarten.

Client

State capital Potsdam, Sanierungsträger Potsdam GmbH

Project period

2003 - 2014

Size

27.500 m²

Type

Public spaces & squares

Location

Germany

Competition

1. prize „Alter Markt“, 2004 with Hans-Hermann Krafft, Berlin

Realisation

WES & Partner

Partners

Hans-Hermann Krafft, Berlin

Photos

Thomas Wolf

Project pictures

WES-Alter-Markt-Marstall-Landtag-Potsdam-06-Stufen-Foto-Thomas-Wolf
WES-Alter-Markt-Marstall-Landtag-Potsdam-07-Stufen-Foto-Thomas-Wolf

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