Monumentenstr. 33-34 I 10829 Berlin I Germany
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Garden at the Representation of the State of Hesse
Berlin I Germany
2006-2007 I The property neighbouring the Representation of the State of Hesse will be built on again in the near future. The prestigious location between Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate incited the owner, the State of Hesse, to realize a temporary, yet adequate open space design on the currently empty site. The redesigned site now serves mainly as an open-air venue for a wide number of representative events, such as receptions, festivities, art-events, etc. The design is intentionally open to manifold uses. Still, it is the central issue of the project to generate a well-suited open space fitting to the exceptional and urban context. The lawn plateaus are set in fine gravel, providing for low maintenance. Leaning on the plateaus slopes, simple seating made of formwork plywood gives an interesting accent to the overall ensemble. Along the edges loosely arranged poplars underline the spatial generosity of the open centre.