Competition Entry Redesign
The Tummelplatz is a place that caters to a wide range of people and activities, it is a mix of different spaces and uses. The proposed design celebrates these unique characteristics and creates a series of inviting open areas. These spaces are connected by a green-blue pathway, adorned with trees, green spaces, and rain gardens, which also help with water management and cooling. The natural topography is taken into account here in the design.
The design embraces the contours of the central plaza, creating spots where people can gather. It’s a flexible layout that accommodates various activities, encouraging people to linger, pass through, and enjoy the place. A moved-out podium creates seating steps and frames the square, as well as tree plantings in the tight corset of pipes in the ground. There is also space for an occasional central water feature.
With a focus on sustainability and timelessness, the chosen materials blend harmoniously with the surroundings, adding to the overall appeal of the Tummelplatz. The lighting design enhances the ambiance, making the place even more inviting. Inclusivity is also a key aspect, as the design aims to improve accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. Integrated into the diverse mobility needs of a pedestrian zone and shared space in Graz’s old town, which also takes into account loading zones, disabled parking spaces and bicycle parking facilities.
Place: Graz, AUT
Partner: Kollektif landscape