Pader springs, Paderborn

URBAN SPRINGS

Concept

The Paderquellen (Pader Springs) is a nearly pristine semi-natural area in the immediate vicinity of Paderborn’s urban-historical cultural landscape, with its special topography of historical monuments. The reconfiguration of the open spaces comprises the renaturation of the unique inner-city springs and river courses as well as the creation of new vantage points amidst the central Paderquellen. By opening up the green spaces and improving the routes through the source region, the river landscape is made more perceptible and the spatial connections are strengthened.

The forecourt of the Paderhalle is supplemented by groups of trees and seating and enlarged to become an extended foyer that invites visitors to linger. Large bench elements line the square and demarcate it from the car park. In special areas, stepped seating built into the riverbank create new opportunities to sit and relax.

The site of the former Haxthausenhof is spatially bounded by rhododendrons and developed into an urban garden. Sculpted lawnscapes allude to the historical location of Villa Haxthausen and, together with the historical garden wall that has been lowered in parts to seat height, refer to earlier aspects of the site.

Client

CITY OF PADERBORN

Project period

2015 - 2018

Size

11.000 m²

Type

Parks & gardens

Location

Germany

Realisation

WES LANDSCAPEARCHITECTURE

Partners

INROS LACKNER, ROSTOCK

Photos

Helge Mundt

Project pictures

Publications

 

 

 

Journal "Stadt+Grün"

The Pader is again the lifeblood in Paderborn

Patzer Verlag, 2019

Author: Stefan Buschmeier

Pader springs,
Paderborn

Project presentation

Journal "Bauwelt"

As demanding as precise

Bauverlag, 2019

Author: Ulrich Brinkmann

Pader springs,
Paderborn

Project presentation