Campus Riedberg, Frankfurt/Main

SPACES FOR THOUGHT

Concept

We are further developing existing views and qualities: terraces, squares, the park, the view of the landscape, artistic metamorphosis. However, we reduce this world to two clear motives: the urban square and the picturesque park. This creates a view from the interior to the exterior, as in Petrarch's ascent of Mount Ventoux, which is considered the first aesthetic perception of the landscape.

Here, a sequence of rooms of great tranquillity and uniformity is created, rooms that unfold their individual ambience in the place they are located. These „visual-spaces” arise from and draw on a state of equilibrium with the architecture. We open up spaces for thought, we provide a stage, open for many things: contemplation and communication, freedom of thought.

Client

Hbm – Hessisches Baumanagement Frankfurt/Main

Project period

2008-2012

Size

BA 1: 18.900 m² / total: 248.100 m²

Type

Education & research

Location

Germany

Competition

1. Prize, 2008 VOF tendering procedure „Campus Riedberg - Leistungen für Landschaftsgestaltung und Freianlagenplanung einschl. Planung eines Botanischen Gartens“

Realisation

WES LandschaftsArchitektur

Partners

Gerber Architekten, Dortmund
Königs Architekten, Cologne
HENN Architekten, Munich

Project pictures