military fabric Koblenz

Grand Fortress Koblenz as nucleus of a new urban green identity

summer term 2014
Master's studio landscape architecture (6 SWS, 12 ETCS)

Koblenz looks back on over 2000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Germany. An important part of the past is the fortress, build in the 19th century by the Prussians that once covered the entire city. This year's Peter Joseph Prize is asking for proposals for the transformation of the ruins of these fortificationsystem. The successful story of the Horticultural Show (BUGA) in 2011, which have re-integrated parts of the former fortifications in the cityscape, should be continued.

The Task is to detect the spatial qualities of the former military structure of the entire former fortress and propose a design that makes the overall system visible for the citizens and tourists visible. Two places the fortification Kaiser Franz and the fortification Asterstein should be developed in landscape architectural details. The integration of the context of the city, taking advantage of the topographical unique location on the Rhine and Moselle , as well as the conceptual approach to this task will be crucial for the success of the transformation of the military past in Koblenz, towards a new attraction of the city.

Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher
Dipl.-Ing. Jonas Bellingrodt
Dipl.-Des. Eric Barth (model making workshop)