Areal am Kronenrain / MONO Architekten
Textual content description supplied by the architects. As a result of its distinctive location within the tri-border area of France, Switzerland and Germany, the town of Neuenburg am Rhein has all the time been of particular significance. As a part of the State Backyard Exhibition 2022, the city had the chance to reorganize city areas. The location generally known as “Am Kronenrain”, situated between the town middle and the redesigned inexperienced area “Stadtpark am Wuhrloch”, performed a big position on this endeavor. The preliminary city state of affairs proved to be dissatisfactory with hardly any usable area and a top distinction of round 9 meters.
MONO created a particular ensemble – consisting of a parking storage, public area, bridge and tower – which fills the hole and serves as a hyperlink between the inexperienced area and the city middle. Concurrently, a putting metropolis entrance has been created: the tower might be seen from afar and engages in a dynamic dialogue with the adjoining parking storage. Together with the connecting bridge construction, it varieties a transparent landmark. The areas behind the parking storage function a base for the brand new public area: the Münsterplatz. From right here, one can entry the Bertholdturm by way of the bridge or proceed the journey additional right down to the park and the Rhine. Along with being an entry level to the park, the tower affords an statement platform with views of the picturesque panorama.
The parking construction is designed as a three-story parking storage with 231 parking areas. The balanced proportion of open facade components offers the inside with daylight and permits a pure air flow idea. As a result of its central location, it helps alleviate inner-city site visitors. The Münsterplatz was created on high of the parking storage. The beforehand abruptly ending avenue layouts now merge right into a well-proportioned plaza. On the similar time, the town plan accrues harmonious completion with the brand new western edge. Sooner or later, densification via small parceling and mixed-use is deliberate.
The roughly 36-meter-high tower stands on an nearly sq. footprint. The elevator working via the core ends with a last cease just under the viewing platform. Guests can attain the very high by way of the steps. From right here, you possibly can discover spatial relationships with a 360° panoramic view. Sooner or later, the bridge is deliberate to be prolonged as a ramp right down to park stage, offering an additional barrier-free connection along with the elevator, which can be sized for bicycles.
Using sturdy, sturdy supplies similar to rammed earth and Corten metal creates circumstances synonymous with an ensemble designed for the long run. Defining components embody the perforated facades, uniformly product of sedimentary layers of red-tinted rammed earth, that are impressed by the standard use of pink sandstone on this area and the previous riverbank of the Rhine. This building methodology is straightforward and craftsmanship-oriented, together with layer-by-layer compaction of a moist combination. Just like the formation of pure sedimentary layers, this creates a flexible facade sample that emphasizes the buildings’ easy and sturdy character.