Altmarkt, Dresden

Inner-city “stage”

Concept

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.

Client

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

Project period

2000 - 2009

Size

25.300 m²

Type

Public spaces & squares

Location

Germany

Competition

1. prize „New arrangement of Altmarkt Dresden“, 2000

Realisation

WES & Partner

Photos

Alexander Paul Brandes
Michael Rink (Visualisations)

Project pictures

WES-Altmarkt-03-Schraegluftbild-Foto-Alexander-Paul-Brandes
WES-Altmarkt-08-Brunnen-Nacht-Foto-Alexander-Paul-Brandes
WES-Altmarkt-09-Visualisierung-Michael-Rink
WES-Altmarkt-10-Visualisierung-Michael-Rink
WES-Altmarkt-11Lageplan-WES
WES-Altmarkt-12-Schnittdarstellung-WES
WES-Altmarkt-13-Lageplan-Ausschnitt-WES
WES-Altmarkt-14-Schnittdarstellung-WES
WES-Altmarkt-15-Schnittdarstellung-laengs-WES

Publications

 

 

 

Brochure

Lebendiger Stadtplatz mit Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft

10.2009

State capital Dresden
Mayor of Dresden (Editor)

Altmarkt
Dresden

Project documentation

Book

Stadtplätze: Architektur
und Freiraum- planung

Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch, 2004

Author: Jürgen Knirsch

Altmarkt
Dresden

Project presentation

Trade journal
"Bauwelt"

Platzgestaltung
Altmarkt

Bauverlag BV, 26.05.2000

Altmarkt
Dresden

Details of the project