Redesign of the landscaped and open spaces as part of BUGA 2011

Federal Garden Show, Koblenz

In the middle of the city and aimed at the city: by hosting the Federal Garden Show in 2011, this urban centre on the rivers Rhine and Moselle has set itself up for the future. From Deutsches Eck (German Corner) across the Rhine Promenade, up to the Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, high-quality green and public spaces now provide for a lively urban landscape. Under the guiding idea of “further advancing the proven”, the characters of the outstanding locations were strengthened, redefined and a contemporary urban development was initiated.

With the help of a consistent design, the public space was afforded new value from the perspective of landscape architecture and drawn back into the public awareness with sustainable effect. By applying a common design language, the result is a unifying sequence made up of squares, pathways, and green areas. Between the palace and the Deutsches Eck, Koblenz has been given a new interwoven relationship linking the inner city with the bank of the Rhine. The high quality of the public spaces, which encourages people to spend time there, as well as the optimised traffic structures now have an impact that goes well beyond the large event that it was created to host, thus making Koblenz an attractive location for living and working in, as well as a booming destination for tourists.

This project was presented as part of the 2015 Baukultur Workshops in Regensburg.

Completion 2012
Planning period 2007-2010
Developer Bundesgartenschau Koblenz 2011 GmbH
Architect/planner

RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten

Planning partners von Canal Architekten & Ingenieure Grontmij GmbH
Size/area approx. 65 ha
Building costs (gross) approx. 34 M €
Uses
Open space
Public construction