Reemtsma Park, Hamburg

Caspar David Friedrich

Concept

The more time we spent looking around the Reemtsma site, the more it captivated us. We were fascinated by the concept of rescuing the wonderful old Caspar-David-Friedrich oaks from their “obscurity”, from the thicket, and putting them on a stage, hence allowing them to have a strong influence on the ambience of the new park.

With the consistent implementation of the park concept and the big picturesque trees on the green lawn, the calm ambience and spaciousness created on the Reemtsma site have become perceptible in a different quality and the park has developed its holistic, new and unmistakable identity.

A small number of artistic concepts have been integrated carefully yet systematically into the park.  Hence today partial areas of the park form a topographical sculpture in the south, while in the east a rectangular “water-mirror” reflects the sky. In the northwest, the “magical tree circle” and the stone bench covered with a film of water, which also incorporates the change in the height of the site, have been created.

Client

GbR Reemtsma Park, vertreten durch GATOR Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg

Project period

2003 - 2009

Size

39.730 m²

Type

Parks & gardens

Location

Germany

Realisation

WES & Partner

Partners

Helmut Riemann Architekten GmbH, Lübeck
HS-ARCHITEKTEN, Hamburg

Photos

Klaus Frahm (2,8-10)
Jörn Hustedt (5-7)
Tim C. Kraus (1,3,4,11-13)

Project pictures

WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-06-Wege-Foto-Joern-Hustedt
WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-07-Rasenwellen-Stuehle-Foto-Joern-Hustedt
WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-08-Rasenwellen-Foto-Joern-Hustedt
WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-09-Rasenwellen-Winter-Foto-Klaus-Frahm
WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-10-Rasenwellen-Winter-Foto-Klaus-Frahm
WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-11-Wasserbecken-Foto-Klaus-Frahm
WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-12-Wasserbecken-Foto-Tim-C-Kraus
WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-15-Lageplan-WES
WES-Reemtsma-Park-Hamburg-16-Lageplan-WES

Awards

 

 

 

3. Prize

Carl-Friedrich Fischer
Prize 2014

Preisstiftung Humanes Wohnen

Hamburg, Germany

Reemtsma Park

with Helmut Riemann Architekten
and HS-ARCHITEKTEN

Award

Design Prize 2012
Future of the
Past

Wüstenrot Stiftung

Hamburg, Germany

Reemtsma Park

with Helmut Riemann Architekten
and HS-ARCHITEKTEN

2. Prize

Architecture Prize 2010

Association of German Architects
Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Reemtsma Park

with Helmut Riemann Architekten and HS-ARCHITEKTEN

Recognition

German Landscape
Architecture Prize 2009

Federation of German Landscape Architects (BDLA)

Hamburg, Germany

Reemtsma Park

with Helmut Riemann Architekten and HS-ARCHITEKTEN