Elector’s Palace of Koblenz

RMP Landschaftsarchitekten: From a parking area to a space for inner-city life – for many years, the Schlossvorplatz was not a part of public life, but the Schlossvorplatz of today is an important component in the city’s urban structure. The circular structures’ two inner courtyards provide citizens with an expansive and appealing green area. This area’s special atmosphere and aura depends upon a well-balanced combination of old and new elements. We have conserved and interpreted the history of this location in a new way, making use of typical planting elements, geometries, colour schemes and materials.

The same could be said of the Schlossgarten: the planting and path structures recall the original designs by Peter Joseph Lenné whilst at the same time constituting a contemporary reproduction of the Schloss’s ground plan. Once inaccessible, the Schlossgarten is now also a public green space. By placing two doors in the wall, we have enabled direct access to and from the Rhine side. Thinning out of the trees onsite has allowed the Schloss to become, once again, a prominent feature of the city’s skyline.

Landscape Architect: RMP Landschaftsarchitekten – Stephan Lenzen
Project: Modern Classics – Elector’s Palace of Koblenz (Bundesgartenschau 2011)
Client: BUGA Koblenz 2011 GmbH i.L.
Period of time: 2006-2011
Costs: 26 million euro (total), 5,14 million euro (the environment of the palace)
Area: 64 hectares (total), 5,13 hectares (the environment of the palace)
Development: work phases 1-9
competition: 2006, 1st prize with von Canal Architekten & Ingenieure, Koblenz
Awards:
Award to the Städtebaupreis 2012;
Plakette für Barrierefreies Bauen 2011 vom Sozialverband Deutschland e.V., Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland
Aerial images: Thomas Frey, Frey-Pressebild
Photos the plaza in front of the palace & the palace garden: Markus Steur


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